Why is the Title II classification important?

Title II classification is critical for protecting an open internet, but it is also just as important for preserving our values of service to all Americans, including universal service and consumer protection. Broadband has the power to transform people’s everyday lives.

What is Title II of the Communications Act?

Title I and Title II are sections of the Communications Act of 1934, which allows the FCC to regulate wire and radio communication services. There are seven titles in the act, and Title II, called Common Carrier, spells out the legal guidelines for service providers operating under that classification.

What is a Title 2 service?

Title II applies to State and local government entities, and, in subtitle A, protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities provided by State and local government entities.

What is the restoring Internet freedom order?

On January 5, 2017, the Commission released an item to return broadband Internet access service to its prior classification as an information service, and reinstate the private mobile service classification of mobile broadband Internet access service.

What did the 1996 telecommunications Act do?

The act significantly reduced regulations on media concentration and cross-ownership of media outlets. This deregulation led to less competition and allowed such companies as AOL/Time-Warner and Viacom to purchase multiple media outlets in local markets.

Is broadband a telecommunications service?

The FCC’s recent Restoring Internet Freedom Order reclassified broadband Internet access service from a telecommunications service to an information service.

What are the two specific properties that qualify radio broadcasting as a public good?

A public good has two key characteristics: it is nonexcludable and nonrivalrous. These characteristics make it difficult for market producers to sell the good to individual consumers.

What is Federal Communications Act?

The Communications Act of 1934 combined and organized federal regulation of telephone, telegraph, and radio communications. The Act created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to oversee and regulate these industries.

What are Title II Social Security benefits?

The Title II System maintains the basic information we collect to determine individuals’ entitlement to benefits under Social Security and Medicare programs and includes personal identification data about individuals such as names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and marital status.

Does the FCC control the Internet?

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC has no powers to regulate any Internet provider’s network, or the management of its practices: “[the FCC] ‘has failed to tie its assertion’ of regulatory authority to an actual law enacted by Congress”, and that the FCC lacked the authority under Title I to force ISPs to …

Is the Internet federally regulated?

At the federal level, ISPs are regulated by the FCC, the agency with jurisdiction over “all interstate and foreign communications by wire or radio.” The FCC derives its substantive authority under the Federal Communications Act of 1934 and the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

What is a reclassification?

What is a reclassification? In accounting, the term reclassification is often used to describe moving an amount from one general ledger account to another. Assume that a repair bill of $5,000 was initially debited to the asset account Equipment.

When can I reclassify my student?

Reclassification can take place at any time during the academic year, immediately upon the student meeting all the criteria.

What does it mean to reclassify the repair bill?

The description on the controller’s journal entry was, “To reclassify the XYZ Co.’s repair bill from Equipment to Repairs Expense.” Reclassification can also be used to describe moving a note payable from a long-term liability account to a short-term or current liability account when the note’s maturity date is less than one year away.

Why do I need to reclassify a job?

Sometimes a reclassification request is motivated by the desire to reward a top performer. These efforts are more appropriately recognized through merit or in-range adjustments. The reclassification process depends which bargaining unit the position belongs to. For information on how to reclassify a job, click on the appropriate employee group: