FCC Suspends Filing Deadlines, Issues Minor LPFM Rule Revision
October 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM (PT)
As the government snaps back to normal operations following the end of the shutdown WEDNESDAY evening, the FCC has suspended its filing deadlines that occurred during the shutdown through OCTOBER 21st. The only exception is for the Network Outage Reporting System.
The Commission says that it will "soon issue further guidance on revised filing deadlines" and is asking parties to "refrain from submitting filings seeking additional relief until after they consider the further guidance."
The FCC also released its order granting minor revisions of the rule protecting input signals of FM translators and boosters from LPFM interference, based on a petition for reconsideration of the LPFM proceeding by PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT, but denied four other petitions from REC NETWORKS, LIFETALK RADIO, MICHAEL COUZENS and ALAN KORN, and LET THE CITIES IN!! as either repeating arguments already rejected or relying on arguments previously presented. The Commission acted on SEPTEMBER 30th but release of the order was delayed by the shutdown.