05.06.2005 08:00 AM
Martin requests $304 million in FCC funding for FY2006

Newly appointed FCC Chairman Kevin Martin went before the House Appropriations Committee April 26 to ask for authority to spend a little more than $304 million in fiscal year 2006.

Of the $304 million, all but about $4.8 million will come from regulatory fees, Martin proposed.

Additionally, Martin sought almost $14.3 million to implement four programs, including:

  • E-Government Personnel Program — $450,000
  • Licensing Integration Initiative — $1.35 million
  • Improvement of the commission’s Columbia, MD, field facilities — $9.3 million
  • A special request to hire 26 limited term full time equivalent employees to increase Universal Service Fund audit and oversight activities — almost $3.2 million.

During his testimony, Martin told Congress that as of Sept. 30, 2004, the revenue generated for the federal government from the commission’s spectrum auction program has totaled $26.8 billion and that the Office of Management and Budget projects auction receipts from Fiscal Years 2006 through 2010 to exceed $18.3 billion after program costs.

For more information, visit www.fcc.gov.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology