Congressional Research Service. November 18, 2013.
Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has restructured over the past few years to better reflect the industry, it is still required to adhere to the statutory requirements of its governing legislation, the Communications Act of 1934. Some policymakers have been critical of the FCC and the manner in which it regulates various sectors of the telecommunications industry — telephone, cable television, radio and television broadcasting, and some aspects of the Internet. These policymakers, including some in Congress, have long called for varying degrees and types of reform to the FCC. Most proposals fall into two categories: procedural changes made within the FCC or through congressional action that would affect the agency’s operations; or substantive policy changes requiring congressional action that would affect how the agency regulates different services and industry sectors.
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32589.pdf [PDF format, 16 pages].
Pew Internet & American Life Project. October 21, 2013.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites. Public attitudes toward online dating have become more positive in recent years, but many users also report negative experiences. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2013/PIP_Online%20Dating%202013.pdf [PDF format, 57 pages].