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FCC Asks For Responses to Letter on Online Privacy

The FCC has put out what will almost certainly be one of its
last comment requests for the national broadband plan, given its decision
Wednesday to set a final comment date (including reply comments) of Jan. 27.

It asked Wednesday for responses to a letter from the Center
for Democracy and Technology calling on the FCC to launch a notice of inquiry
(NOI) into online privacy and the use of personal information and the impact
privacy concerns could have on broadband adoption.

While the FCC did not launch an NOI, it did ask for comment
by Jan. 22.  Given that Jan. 27 deadline
for replying to everything, that would leave five days for replies to this
request for comment.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.