Last month we reported on an FCC proposal to ditch two vestiges of the old local public inspection file requirements. On the way out the door: first, the rule requiring broadcasters to make available for public inspection correspondence from audience members concerning station operation; and second, the obligation for cable operators to include in their public files a listing disclosing the location and designation of the system’s principal headend. The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has now made it into the Federal Register, which means we now know the deadlines for comments and reply comments relative to the proposals. Comments may be filed by July 22, 2016, and replies by August 22. Comments and replies can be submitted at this FCC website; enter Proceeding Number 16-161.
Home Cable Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Online Public File Rulemaking