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The FCC's powers

The Federal Communications Commission is a key regulator of the telecommunications industry and plays an important role in shaping US. technology policy.

 
 

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Before the start of a Senate hearing about consumer online privacy in July, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), right, chats with Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC. The agency, created in 1934 to oversee telecommunications networks, now has broad responsibility to oversee the development of the Internet and media.


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