The FCC Update column covers news and information from the Federal Communications Commission and Capitol Hill, and other legislative actions.
Lee Petro reports on the FCC's latest actions
Summary of the June FCC meeting
Every four years, the FCC is required to review its media ownership rules to determine if any of the rules should be revised.
Lee Petro reviews several subjects discussed at the 2014 NAB Show.
Lee Petro reviews several on-air missteps that can lead to sizable forfeitures.
Lee Petro recaps recent FCC violations so you can learn from the mistakes of others.
Notes about online gambling and electronic cigarettes.
Lee Petro recaps the FCC's call for comments on a bevy of proposed rule changes intended to revitalize the AM broadcast service.
The Commission's systems, including CDBS, will become unavailable after business hours on the evening of the filing deadline.
The FCC has been busy since the government shutdown in October 2013.
The ruling clarifies the Commission's intent to review applications and petitions for declaratory rulings proposing such ownership on a case-by-case basis.
The agency reacted to growing consumer complaints that TV and radio commercials are misusing EAS tones.
After a decade of discussion, some changes have been implemented.
Following a nearly three-week shutdown, the FCC took steps to address the effect of the government closure.
Commissioner Pai has been a champion of AM. Some of the ideas he has voiced have been put in the NPRM.
Mike O'Rielly is also confirmed as a commissioner
Some 1,700 employees are furloughed since Congress missed the Oct 1, 2013, deadline.
Recent statements by FCC Chairwoman Clyburn and Commissioner Pai have shed light on potential changes to the AM band.
The fight over an unfiltered vs. pay for performance Internet delivery continues, this time with a legal suit.
The FCC has had a hodge-podge of AM tower protection rules that did not apply to all FCC-regulated services. Now there's an effort to correct that.