Federal Communication Commission

Molly Rafert

Establishment

  • Established by the Communications Act of 1934
  • Later amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Reasons for being established

  • Created for the purpose of national defense
  • Also for promoting the safety of life and property through the use of wire and radio communications

Duties

  • Providing broadcast to everyone
  • Can prohibit some indecent and profane material to certain times during the day
  • Serving the public interest best by allowing expression of views

Leader

  • Julius Genachowski
  • Started in June 2009