The comment total is already past 1,100,000, but who’s counting?
FCC Extends Dates for Comments On Proposal to Create a Class C4 FM Station – What Does This Proposal Seek?
The FCC yesterday issued a public notice extending the time for comments on a Petition for Rulemaking seeking, among other things, to create a Class C4 FM station with maximum power levels at about 12 kW, twice the power of the least powerful class of FM stations – Class A stations that are limited to 6 kW in power.
The FCC recently announced that it will be hosting a series of Open Internet Roundtables to discuss how the Commission should approach protecting and promoting Internet openness.
FCC Decisions, Including Fox TV Renewals, Focus On FCC Limits in Assessing Programming Claims in Reviewing License Renewals
Two recent decisions, the most high profile being the renewal of the Fox television stations in the New York City area, demonstrate the analysis that the FCC goes through in deciding if a station has operated in the public interest and if its license deserves to be renewed.
Following on the heels of a voluntary commitment from the four nationwide wireless carriers to support text-to-911, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), on August 8, 2014, adopted a Report and Order and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will require all wireless carriers and “interconnected” text messaging providers – i.e., over-the-top (“OTT”) text messaging applications that enable text messages to U.S. phone numbers – to enable end users to send SMS text messages to emergency service providers.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: EPA Power Plant Litigation; NLRB Ratifies Administrative Actions; FCC Open Internet / Fast Lane Comments
The dog days of summer mean that this column is filled with many odds and few ends. In new litigation, a dozen states sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claiming that the agency lacks authority to issue a rule that it has not yet been issued.
The Wireline Competition Bureau recently released a draft Eligible Services List (“ESL”) for FY 2015 funding requests for schools and libraries under the E-rate program, and is seeking comment on the draft list for funding year 2015.
The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice seeking comment on whether it should initiate a rulemaking proceeding that would require broadcast radio stations, cable systems, and other MVPDs to post their public inspection files to the FCC’s online database.
By a 5-0 vote at its August 8th Open Meeting, the Commission approved a Report and Order to streamline and update the rules governing the construction and marking and lighting of antenna structures (i.e. structures housing communications equipment).
Comment Dates Set for Rulemaking On the Required Captioning of Online Video Clips – What is Being Considered?
The Commission has set the date for comments on it Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on certain aspects of the captioning of Online Video clips.