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NAAG National Associatiion of Attorneys General
NAB National Association of Broadcasters
NABB National Association of Better Broadcasting
NABER National Association of Business & Educational Radio (now PCTA
NABET National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians
NABOB National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters
NABTS North American Broadcast Teletext Standard
NAC National Advisory Committee
NAC National Audience Composition
NACB National Association of College Broadcasters
NACN North American Cellular Network
NACP National Association of Cable Programming
NACT National Association of Community TV Broadcasters
NAD National Audience Demographics
NAD National Association of the Deaf
NAEB National Association of Educational Broadcasters (disbanded
NAFB National Association of Farm Broadcasters
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAG AdHoc Group on Network Reference Model, Acronyms
& Definitions, Guide to Standards
NAIG North American Interest Group
NAITPD National Association of Independent TV Producers & Distributors
NAL Notice of Apparent Liability (issued by FCC)
NALF Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (FCC)
NAM Number Assignment Module
NAMIC National Association of Minorities in Cable
NAMPS Narrowband Analog Mobile Phone Service
NANBA North American National Broadcasters Association
NANC North American Numbering Council (telephone numbering)
NANP North American Numbering Plan (Telephone numbers)
NANPA North American Numbering Plan Association
NAPTE National Association of Television Program Executives
NAPTS National Association of Public Television Stations
NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
NARBA North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement (obsolete)
NARTE National Association of Radio & Television Engineers
NARTSH National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts
NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NAS Network Analysis System (national TV audience report)
NASA National Aeronautics & Space Administration
NASA Network Affiliated Station Alliance
NASB National Association of Spanish Broadcasters
NASNA National Association of State 911 Administrators
NASTD National Association of State Telecommunications Directors
NATAS National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
NATJ National Academy of Television Journalists
NATO National Association of Theater Owners
NATOA National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors
NATRSH National Assnociation of Radio Talk Show Hosts
NATUCA National Assn. of Telecommuniations Utility Consumer Advocates
NAVA National Audio-Visual Association
NBBC National Data Broadcasting Committee
NBC Non-Backwards Compatible
NBEA National Broadcast Editorial Association
NBFM Narrow Band Frequency Modulation
NBI Nielsen Broadcast Index
NBMC National Black Media Coalition
NBN National Black Network
NBTR Narrow BAnd Tape Recorder
NBW Necessary BandWidth
NCA News and Current Affairs
NCCB National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting
NCD National Council on Disability
NCEES National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying
NCEFM Noncommercial-Educational FM (see NCFM)
NCETV Noncommercial-Educational TV (see NCTV & PTV)
NCFM Noncommercial FM
NCG Numbering Consulting Group
NCI National Captioning Institute (for TV closed captioning)
NCIPBP National Coalition of Independent Public Broadcast Producers
NCPAC National Conservative Political Action Committee
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection
NCTA National Cable Television Association
NCTC National Cable Television Cooperative
NCTV National Coalition on Television Violence
NCTV Noncommercial Television
NDBC National Data Broadcasting Committee
NDR Norddeutscher RundFunk
NEC National Electrical Code
NECA National Exchange Carrier Association
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMO Not Emanating from Main Office (a remote broadcast)
NENA National Emergency Number Association
NEPA National Enviromental Policy Act
NERA National Economic Research Association
NESC National Electrical Safety Code
NESDA National Electronics Service & Sales Dealers Association
NET National Educational Television
NFB Negative FeedBack
NFCB National Federation of Community Broadcasters
NFLCP National Federation of Local Cable Programmers
NGBT Negotiationg Group on Basic Communications (of WTO)
NGI Next Generation Internet
NGSO Non Geostationary Orbit (Satellite)
NGSS Next Generation Satellite System(s)
NHI Nielsen Home Video Index
NHK Japanese National Broadcast System
NHMC National Hispanic Media Coalition
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NI Network Interface
NIAC National Industry Advisory Committee (EBS)
NIC National Information Center (for EAS operations)
NICAD Nickel Cadmium (alloy used in rechargeable batteries)
NICAM Near Instantaneous Companded Audio Modulation
NID Network Identification
NIER Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation
NII National Information Infrastructure
NILPTV National Institute for Lower Power TV
NIMA National Informercial Marketing Association
NIP Number Identification Presentation (Phone caller ID)
NIPCM Near Instantaneous Companding Pulse Code Modulation
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIUF North American ISDN User's Forum
NMAG Network Management AdHoc Group
NMF Network Management Forum
NMSI National Mobile Station Identity
NMT Nordic Mobile Telephone
NN Non-participating National (for EAS operation)
NNA National Newspaper Association
NOAA National Oceanographic and Aeronautic Administration
NOC Networks Operations Center
NOF Network Operations Forum
NOI Notice of Inquiry
NOIC Notice of Informal Complaint (FCC)
NOS Nederlandsche Omroep Stichting (Netherlands Broadcasting System
NPACT National Public Affairs Center for Television
NPBS Nielsen Post-Buy Service
NPCA National Private Cable Association
NPDB Number Portability Database
NPR National Public Radio
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule Making
NPS National Program Service
NPSTC National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
NPT National Periodic Test (for EAN operations)
NPTSC National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
NQRC National Quatraphonic Radio Committee
NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory
NRB National Religious Broadcasters
NRBA National Radio Broadcasters Association (merged with NAB)
NRIC Network Reliability & Interoperability Council
NRLB National Labor Relations Board
NRPA National Radio Producers Association
NRPB National Radiological Protection Board (Great Britain)
NRSC National Radio Systems Committee
NRTC National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
NRZ Non-return to Zero (digital code form)
NSA National Security Agency
NSA National Security Agency
NSA National Sound Archive
NSCA National Satellite Cable Association
NSEP National Security & Emergency Procedures/Preparedness
NSF National Science Foundation
NSI Nielsen Station Index
NSMA National Spectrum Management Association
NSPC National Sound Program Center (European)
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers
NSRC National Stereophonic Radio Committee
NSSN National Standards System Network (of ANSI)
NSTAC National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
NTA National Translator Association
NTCA National Telephone Cooperative Association
NTI Nielsen Television Index
NTIA National Telecommunications & Information Administration
NTIS National Technical Information Service (Dept. of Commerce)
NTPC National Television Program Center (European)
NTS Network Television Station
NTSC National Television System Committee
NVLAP National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
NVNG Non-Voice Non-Geostationary (Satellite Service)
NVOD Near[ly] Video on Demand
NWS National Weather Service (of NOAA, Dept. of Commerce)

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