Over the Columbus Day weekend, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Report and Order setting forth new accessibility rules requiring “advanced communications services” (ACS) to be “accessible” to people with disabilities (the ACS Order).
As the Internet becomes a bigger part of Americans' lives, the days when it could remain "unfettered by Federal or State regulation" appear to be drawing to a close.
On March 3, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act, both products of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (Accessibility Act), which the President signed into law in Oct. 2010.
Today, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Section 716 of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
Yesterday the FCC released a tentative agenda for its March 3rd open meeting that includes seven matters for discussion, including rules for video description and advanced communications services, as required under the recent federal disability legislation known as the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).
Yesterday the FCC announced the membership of the two advisory committees mandated by the recent Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which requires the FCC to promulgate rules on accessibility of devices for use by the disabled, Internet closed-captioning and video description.
Earlier today the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on a broad range of topics related to the implementation of Section 105 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (Accessibility Act, copy available here).
On Oct. 8, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (Act), coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The FCC has commenced a proceeding to facilitate the use of spectrum for wireless backhaul and other point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications, increasing the efficient use of spectrum for backhaul, and providing for the more flexible use of microwave frequencies to promote the deployment of wireless broadband and other services.
As anticipated from the Commission's earlier tentative agenda, the agenda for the August 5th open meeting, released on Thursday, confirms that the Commission intends to initiate two proceedings this month.