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Unformatted text preview: GOVERNMENT The wireless telecommunications industry and the government have been using each other ever since the beginning of the industry, but they have not always agreed. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a federal program that was created to watch over and regulate the wireless telecommunications industry along with other industries. The FCC sells the rights to air space by having companies pay for a certain radio frequency with which they can broadcast a signal. The FCC also regulates and sets guidelines the six wireless divisions identified by the FCC--which are by no means equal in size and scope--are commercial mobile radio services, public mobile services, personal communications services, domestic public fixed radio services, private land mobile radio services, private operational fixed microwave services, and personal radio services. Of these, only the first three are normally considered part of the commercial wireless industry (Wireless communications and WAP, 2009, Par. 7). These divisions are all subject to the Communications (Wireless communications and WAP, 2009, Par....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course SOM 122 taught by Professor Franklin,m during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '08