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What's In Store For FCC Media Ownership Deregulation

Law360 (April 12, 2018, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has set an aggressive agenda of relaxing or wholly scrapping rules intended to limit the influence of nationwide broadcasters and to keep media consolidation at bay.

The deregulatory efforts have been lauded by industry and media companies as a welcome relief that can help them stay competitive in a digital age increasingly fragmented by competition from online sources. Pai himself has said the regulations are outdated and that they must be deconstructed.

But the agency's two Democratic commissioners...
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