FCC Sets Public Reporting Comments Deadlines


FCC’s New Disclosure Plan: Not Even Close

Instead of congratulating themselves for dumping some unworkable rules and showing the world that a Democrat-controlled agency could actually deregulate something, Genachowski and the other commissioners moved forward with plans to substitute new disclosure rules that may be just as onerous, unnecessary and wrong-headed as the 2007 rules. What the FCC needs to do is open a proceeding to lessen regulations on broadcasting.

FCC Introduces Online Public File Rules

The commission today proposed new rules that would require TV stations to expand their online public files to include political advertising records, sponsorship identification information, as well as shared services agreements. Chairman Genachowski promises the commission will act on them in the “very near future.”