System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\tvtechnology.com\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 791 Martin requests $304 million in FCC funding for FY2006 | TvTechnology

Martin requests $304 million in FCC funding for FY2006

May 6, 2005

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.

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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.

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