When the FCC’s Media Bureau on June 4 released a Public Notice seeking to update the record in the 2018 Quadrennial Review proceeding, the volume of responses was bound to be large. Changes resulting from the Supreme Court’s unanimous 9-0 decision in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project to allow the Commission to “modernize” its cross-ownership rules had just taken effect.
On July 1, Comment and Reply Comment deadlines were set. No less than five groups expressed their concern to the Media Bureau that more time was needed to vocalize on paper what needed to be said as to whether the FCC’s media ownership rules remain “necessary in the public interest as the result of competition.”
The Bureau has obliged.