The Federal Communications Commission as an agency of the United States federal government is disbanded.
From: EDUPAGE 4/21/95FCC UNDER FIREPeter Huber, senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, took aim at the Federal Communications Commission at a recent Heritage Foundation get-together. Huber noted that as cable and telephone companies invade each others' geographical and business territories, the FCC should, as a matter of course, begin to wither away, "because I assume there's agreement that competitive markets do not require constant monitoring." In five to 10 years, the FCC's work may be largely devoted to handling disputes over electromagnetic spectrum, and under these circumstances, doing away with the agency altogether becomes thinkable, says Huber. (BNA Daily Report for Executives 4/14/95 A14)