Learning Objectives

9-1: Trace the history of broadcast regulation in the United States.

9-2: Define the Federal Communications Commission and its functions.

9-3: Explain the reasons for regulating broadcasting.

9-4: Discuss broadcast programming rules and the reasons behind them.

9-5: Describe how Multichannel Video Programming Distributors are regulated.

9-6: Summarize internet regulation and the reasons behind it.