FCC's Top Cop Summarizes 2005

The Federal Communications Commission held its monthly meeting (RealVideo required) last week. It was comprised of year-in-review summaries from the agency’s bureaus. This included a presentation (PDF / PowerPoint) from Enforcement Bureau Chief Kris Monteith.
In her presentation (6:33, 6 MB), Monteith noted the Bureau’s activity against unlicensed broadcasting as part of its effort “to ensure efficient and responsible use of the public airwaves.” She claimed the Bureau “investigated more than 200 complaints regarding unauthorized pirate radio broadcasts” in 2005. While this claim seems inflated, it’s likely closer to the truth than Monteith‘s predecessors.
Note the claimed figure represents “investigations,” not actual enforcement actions taken.