FCC Slates Vote On Axing Broadcasters' Public File Rule

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 7:17 PM EST) -- Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler set an agenda Tuesday for the first agency meeting under a Trump administration, queuing up a vote on dropping the FCC’s requirement that commercial broadcasters retain copies of correspondence from the public.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Wheeler tentatively placed on the agenda for the Jan. 31 meeting, a vote on the FCC’s potential move to eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcasters retain copies of correspondence from viewers and listeners in a public inspection file. The FCC had floated...
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