02.04.2010 10:26 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Obama asks Congress for $352.5 million to fund FCC in fiscal 2011
President Barack Obama has proposed a 2011 funding level for the Federal Communications Commission of $352.5 million in the budget he submitted Monday to Congress.
The fiscal year 2011 budget proposal includes these initiatives:
- Continuing the work of the National Broadband Plan and broadband map.
- Implementing a spectrum inventory and emergency response interoperability center.
- Consumer information programs.
- Overhauling the agency’s systems for data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination.
The funds also cover mandatory increases in salaries and benefits and inflationary increases for contractual services.