How has the FCC functioned as an “enabler” and “promoter” for the development of “advanced telecommunications services”?
The FCC does both (enable and promote). The FCC at first even promoted monopoly and then they enabled AT&T to stay in control of the industry after the monopoly was dissolved. It encourages infrastructure and it also promotes the public’s best interest by promoting the Universal Service Fund.
If the FCC is the source of regulation of telecommunication and other media plateaus. The FCC have the power of control and censorship. With the ability to control regulations you create a market or rules that cater to their specifications and want. It has the ability to allow what they deem to be appropriate and they can promote what meets their expectations.