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FCC Announces New Opportunity for Community Groups to Start Low Power FM Radio Stations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took another step forward for media justice and diversity with the announcement last week of a new opportunity for community groups to apply for licenses to start local radio stations. The announcement is the biggest victory for community radio since President Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act in 2011 … Read More

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FCC Considering Reforms to Lifeline Phone Service Program

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering changes and reforms to the federal Lifeline program which helps millions of Americans receive affordable telephone service. Established under the FCC’s broader “universal service” program – a telecommunications policy that helps ensure people in rural and low-incomes areas, schools, libraries and rural health care providers get access … Read More

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FCC Overlooks Needs of Low-Income Americans

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

With key decisions regarding reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) now behind it, the Federal Communications Commission is facing pressure from civil rights advocates to quickly turn its attention to the needs of low-income consumers.  “We are disappointed by the Federal Communications Commission’s failure to respond to our request that it recalibrate the USF … Read More

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Proposed FCC Rule Seeks to Boost Community Radio Serving Urban Areas

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday proposed a new rule that will expand opportunities for local community radio stations to broadcast on FM airwaves in urban areas. The proposed rule will set a minimum number of low power FM (LPFM) channels that must be made available in a market area before additional licenses will be … Read More

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Congress Passes Bill to Increase Number of Low Power FM Stations

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Local Community Radio Act, which will help increase the number of low power FM (LPFM) stations in the United States, is poised to become law following passage in the House of Representatives on Friday and passage in the Senate on Saturday. Low power FM (LPFM) refers to community-based, non-commercial FM stations that operate at … Read More

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