At its meeting yesterday, as promised, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking to eliminate the rule that certain classes of FCC licensees maintain a paper copy of the FCC rules. We wrote about the draft NPRM here, which the FCC substantially adopted. Under current rules, licensees of LPTV, TV and FM translator, and TV and FM booster stations (but not full-power stations) are required to maintain paper copies of FCC rules applicable to those services. Doing away with this rule would be the FCC’s first step in its Modernization of Media Regulation initiative. We wrote about FCC Chairman Pai’s promise to move to eliminate a rule each month as part of this initiative. We look forward to seeing what is next.
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