FCC Lists Top Consumer Issues

The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affair Bureau released the Quarterly Report on Informal Consumer Inquiries and Complaints for the first quarter of 2003.

The report covers a wide range of services, including satellite, cable and broadcast TV. Over-the-air reception devices and Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act issues were among the top issues. 2,478 complaints/inquires were received regarding electrical interference. There was a lot of interest in starting broadcast stations--707 inquires were received. An additional 869 inquires asked about low power broadcasting.