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Court Orders FCC to Complete 2018 Quadrennial Review


Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has provided the Federal Communications Commission 90 days to complete the 2018 quadrennial review of the Commission's ownership rules or show cause why a NAB petition for mandamus should not be granted. The ruling comes on the heels of the confirmation and swearing of Anna Gomez as agency's Fifth Commissioner.

NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt said, "NAB applauds the Court for recognizing the vital importance of the FCC completing its long overdue 2018 quadrennial review. Today, broadcasters' service to communities across the country is imperiled by the Commission's failure to modernize its decades-old media ownership rules. This ruling is an important step to compel a review that the record makes clear is necessary to allow local broadcasters to more fairly compete and deliver our trusted, locally-focused programming in a transformed media marketplace.

"NAB looks forward to actively engaging with the FCC to forge a path forward and reinforce the essential service provided by free, local broadcast stations in communities across the country."

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