WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THE FULL SPECTRUM
Profile America — Friday, June 19th. As radio broadcasting matured and television was being birthed, the Federal Communications Commission was established on this date 70 years ago to regulate use of the airwaves in the public interest. The agency's job has grown much larger and more complex in the years since, and includes all nonfederal government use of the frequency spectrum. Current issues include obscenity on the air and the blurring of distinctions between telephone companies and cable television. Among the outlets the FCC monitors are nearly 9,000 radio and television broadcasting establishments, over 5,300 cable television systems, and nearly 12,000 wireless telecommunications carriers, along with satellite and wired communication services. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
FCC established: http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Communications_Act_of_1934.html
Radio and TV broadcasting establishments/NAICS 5151: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Cable systems: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/evolution-cable-television
Wireless telecommunications establishments/NAICS 5172: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau