FCC Deletes A TV Item From January Open Meeting Agenda


The final order of business ahead of an unspecified enforcement action at the FCC’s January Open Meeting on Tuesday (1/30) was scheduled to see the Commissioners consider an Order deleting rules made obsolete by the Digital TV transition.

This “Modernization of Media Regulation” has just been deleted from the meeting agenda.

Why? There’s unanimous consent for the initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105); which will see an amendment of Parts 27, 54, 73, 74, and 76 of the Commission’s rules—effectively deleting the now-obsolete rules.

Still on the agenda is the consideration of a NPRM proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcast licensees and permittees routinely submit paper copies of contracts and other documents to the FCC as specified in Section 73.3613 of the Commission’s rules.

This is MB Docket No. 18-4 and MB Docket No. 17-105.

The day begins with a preliminary report into the false inbound missile alert that sent the state of Hawaii into panic on the morning of Jan. 13.


The Jan. 30 Open Meeting will begin at 10:30am in Room TW-C305 of FCC Headquarters.