FCC tees up contest rules


FCCThe agenda for the FCC’s November agenda is out, and it may be more notable for what isn’t there than what is. But one thing broadcasters are likely to like is a look at modernizing contest rules.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday, 11/21/14.

Key contest rules are required to be made public on air, which of course means that only the simplest rules can be used. Broadcasters would love to be able to refer the audience to their website where complete rules can be posted.

The other items involve wireline and 911 issues.

From the FCC, here are the details for the three agenda items.

Modernizing Contest Rules: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to provide broadcasters greater flexibility in their disclosure of contest terms.

Emerging Wireline Networks and Services: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Declaratory Ruling, and Order to facilitate the transition to next generation networks by promoting and preserving the Commission’s public safety, consumer protection, and competition goals.

911 Governance and Accountability: The Commission will consider a Policy Statement and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its approach to 911 governance and proposing mechanisms to ensure continued accountability for reliable 911 services as technologies evolve.