Pai Speaks, Lobbyists Weigh In On ‘Broadcast Ownership Modernization’


“It’s a simple proposition: the media ownership regulations of 2017 should match the media marketplace of 2017.”

That’s the view held by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the Commission’s 3-2 vote to do away with its broadcast cross-ownership rules that have prevented a company from owning both a newspaper and a radio or TV property in a market — sans waiver — since 1975.

Several interested parties chimed in with their approval, and dissent.

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