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Net Neutrality in Play - Tina Pelkey Spokesperson for FCC's Ajit Pai

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Last April, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Ajit Pai - went on record as supporting the ISPs. So, the FCC is in the midst of plenty of controversy. "Net Neutrality" is being threatened. Blown up by the Trump Administration could be regulations mandating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) treat all data and all customers equally. 

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"988" - A Three-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Save Lives

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The FCC reported earlier this week that it has received an overwhelmingly positive response to its study about implementing a three-digit number for a suicide hotline. FCC head Ajit Pai said, given the feedback, he would make the "988" suicide hotline a reality. In these high-stress times, many of us are no strangers to suicidal ideation. Unfortunately there are those who didn't stop there - with just thinking about killing themselves.

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Don Imus - Buttoned-Down St. Peter Probably Doesn't Know What Hit Him

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After he called a fast food joint and ordered over a 1,000 burgers with crazy toppings, the FCC noticed. Don Imus was the wild child who never had to grow up. He would blurt out on-the-air what the rest of us had been socialized to never say in public. That generated the new rule that on-the-air personalities had to identify themselves when they made wacky phone calls. He could keep up the[political incorrectness and antics for three hours daily.

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Famous Speech Friday: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 contested debate time

The Eloquent Woman

After an appeal against the first FCC ruling, which favored the networks, a court overturned the ruling. These days, women candidates for President are often standalones in a sea of male candidates, and this election year, they've sometimes fallen afoul of television networks' insistence on poll data to determine who gets to debate.

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Facebook for the under-13: What TV had been for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eliot, FCC head Newton Minow predicted that television was creating a vast wasteland. Politicos, as well as the lawyers, educators, and psychologists, likely anticipate that Facebook for the under-13 will become the issue for this second decade of the 21st century.  

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Privacy - As Every Con Artist Knows, That Never Existed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, president Trump will probably sign bill ending FCC rules about protecting internet/app user privacy. The deep-sixing of whatever the FCC is supposedly protecting me from won't make much of a difference in what is already happening. The latter two are not subject to current FCC rules about privacy. Long story short, internet wireless providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon will be able to track our web/app behavior, then sell that data to third parties.

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Drudge Report - Political Messaging Will Rip During 3.5 Hours of Emmy Awards (is this overkill?)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Otherwise the FCC could start chasing CBS et al. The Drudge Report sends an advance notice to those who still love The Donald. That's the warning that Emmy producer Ken Ehrlich encouraged anyone at the mic to transmit a political message during the 3.5 hours of the Emmy Awards on CBS. The only gag order is on profanity before 10 P.M. Here is the media coverage Drudge links to.

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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Leased Access TV

Great Public Speaking

Sometimes you have to threaten them with a formal complaint to the FCC before they become easier to deal with. Leased Access TV Did you know that you can buy a half hour of air time on a cable station for as little as $15.00? This is not pie in the sky or hocus pocus. This is “leased access” TV. The government mandates rates for one channel on all cable stations in the USA. Of course, the cable companies hate this, but they really don’t have a choice in the matter.