FCC Proposes Dropping Public Correspondence Retention Requirement For Broadcasters' Public Files
May 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed the elimination of the public file rules' requirement that commercial radio and TV stations retain copies of all correspondence from the public in their public files.
In agreeing to the change, the Commission said that the action "furthers the Commission’s recent progress in modernizing its public inspection file rules. The proposed elimination of these rules will reduce regulatory burdens on commercial broadcasters and cable operators without adversely affecting the general public. Removing these requirements also would enable broadcasters and cable operators to make their entire public inspection file available online and permit them to cease maintaining local public files."