Communications Act of 1934
- An act legislated to guide the expanding field of communications. It brings into existence the Federal Communications Commission and sets rules for common carriers of wire and radio, such as licensure and pricing. This Act underwent amendments under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
- The Communications Act of 1934 is critical in establishing guidelines for common carriers of wire and radio.
- Under the Communications Act of 1934, the Federal Communications Commission was formed to oversee and regulate the communications industry.
- The Telecommunications Act of 1996 introduced amendments to the Communications Act of 1934 to accommodate the rapidly evolving field of communications.