Starks Dissent Can’t Stop FCC OK Of New Leased Access Rules


The FCC has voted to vacate its leased access rules for the television industry, ruling that saying goodbye to the “burdensome requirements” set forth in the 2008 order are no longer consistent with “today’s highly competitive video marketplace.”

However, the two Democratic Commissioners dissented in part, with Geoffrey Starks concerned that “the haphazard First Amendment discussion in this item could put at risk other valued programming requirements.”

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