The FCC's performance under Chairman Mark Fowler (1981-87) calls for a mixed verdict, in the author's estimate. Fowler's reliance on competition, the marketplace, and deregulation, fit the common carrier area, but ill served the present public interest standard of the Communications Act in the broadcast field. This article assesses FCC activities in this period in the above two fields, and also in the cable television and spectrum areas.
The FCC under Mark Fowler: A Mixed Bag,
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