FCC Considers Dropping Listener Letters from Public File

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (16-62) concerning changes to Public File rules.  Currently the rules currently require: (1) commercial television and radio broadcast stations to retain, and make available to the public, copies of correspondence from viewers and listeners; and (2) cable operators to maintain and allow public inspection of the location of a cable system’s principal headend.

The Commission proposes eliminating these rules to reduce regulatory burdens on commercial broadcasters and cable operators without adversely affecting the general public.

Read the full text of the announcement here.


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