Public Correspondence Rule Eliminated

Broadcasters no longer need to maintain physical copies of letters and emails from the public in their public inspection files. Last winter, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated the requirement that broadcast stations maintain these documents in their public inspection files, but the change only recently became effective. All broadcast stations benefit from this regulatory relief, but for many stations – those that have completely transitioned their public files online – the action is particularly symbolic because it marks the end of placing paper documentation in physical public inspection files.

If you have any questions regarding the FCC’s public inspection file rules, please contact any attorney in our office.

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