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New E-mail Service Delivers FCC Info to Your In-Box

Last week, the FCC Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau (CGB) announced a new e-mail service that you may want to add to your RF Report and FCC Daily Digest e-mail subscriptions.

According to a FCC news release, the "Consumer Information Registry" is "an expanded and improved e-mail service that will deliver to subscribers customized information about the FCC's actions and related developments in telecommunications and other communications services."

"We are delighted to be able to offer this valuable tool to everyone interested in communications issues. Chairman Martin has expressed his interest in ensuring that American consumers continue to enjoy the benefits of the best communications system in the world. I believe the Consumer Information Registry has the potential to play an important role in achieving that goal," said Monica Desai, Acting Chief of CGB.

After entering some basic information on the sign up page at, you can select from a list of almost 40 topics, including Broadcast TV, Digital TV/HDTV, Satellite TV and Broadband Deployment. Unlicensed radio services were not listed, but there is a topic called "Other" and there is also a box where you can type in interests. If you find yourself getting more information by e-mail than you want, there is an option to unsubscribe at the Web site.