National Communications Commission
|National Communications Commission|
|Guójiā Tōngxùn Chuánbò Weǐyuánhuì|
|Formed||22 February 2006|
|Jurisdiction||Republic of China|
|Agency executives||Howard S.H. Shyr, Chairperson
Yu Hsiao-cheng, Deputy Chairperson
|Parent Agency||Executive Yuan|
The National Communications Commission of the Republic of China (NCC; Chinese: 國家通訊傳播委員會; pinyin: Guójiā Tōngxùn Chuánbò Weǐyuánhuì) is responsible for regulating the development of the communications and information industry, promoting competition, consumer protection, licensing, radio frequency, spectrum, broadcasting, content regulation, communications standards and specifications in the Republic of China. The commission is an independent statutory agency of the Executive Yuan. The current Chairman is Howard S.H. Shyr.
The agency is similar to the FCC which regulates and promotes competition in civil communications market in the United States.
The NCC is a relatively new independent statutory agency created on February 22, 2006 to regulate the information, communications and broadcasting industry.
NCC was tasked with the responsibility to ensure level playing field competition in the communications industry, consumer protection, privacy rights, development of universal service for remote and rural regions. It also develop new standards for emerging technologies that will improve access, lower cost and deliver services to remote areas.
- Wen Shyue-win
- Liu Chorng-jian
- Weng Hsiao-ling
- Chang Shi-chung
- Chung Chi-hui
The agency has a total of seven commissioners serving full time on a three year term. The commissioners elect a Chairperson and two vice chairperson to lead the agency.
The agency also includes a law enforcement section designated by the Ministry of Interior.
- Broadcasting Contents Department
- Chief Secretary
- Legal Affairs Department
- Operators Administration Department
- Planning Department
- Secretariat Office
- National Communications Commission, R.O.C. (Chinese (Taiwan))
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