4 House Democrats Call On FCC's Wheeler To Make Good On Pledge That Online Public Files Be Machine Readable
May 2, 2016 at 10:59 AM (PT)
Four Democrats in the House have sent a letter to FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER asking that he follow up on his pledge to require online broadcast, cable, and satellite public files to be machine readable, reports BROADCASTING AND CABLE.
Reps. FRANK PALLONE (D-NJ) (ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee), ANNA ESHOO (D-CA) (ranking member of the House Communications Subcommittee), JOHN YARMUTH (D-KY), and BEN RAY LUJÁN (D-NM) called upon WHEELER to make the files more searchable "in the near term," saying they were encouraged by his "specific commitment" to the cause. LUJÁN has proposed in an amendment to an FCC bill that public files be machine readable, and the letter notes that the amendment drew the support of 179 members of Congress.