FCC finally requiring all broadcasters public files be online

Jan 10, 2016 10:14 pm
David Oxenford in the Broadcast Law blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission may soon require all radio, cable, and satellite broadcasters to keep their public files online. Currently, all broadcasters must keep a file available for public inspection of documents related to the broadcaster's license and responsibilities as a user of the public airwaves. But, because many broadcast corportations don't value transparency, they have lobbied successfully to keep that public file offline-only until now. On Jan. 28, at the FCC's monthly meeting, they will consider a proposal to require broadcasters keep their public files online.