The FCC has given cable operators, broadcasters and others a little more time to get their annual regulatory fees paid.
The FCC did provide a reason--though COVID-19 may be reason enough given that it has prompted the FCC to adjust a host of deadlines.
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The extension was announced by the office of managing director. The brief public notice said that the deadline, which had been Friday (Sept. 25, at a minute to midnight, will now be Monday, Sept. 28, at the same 11:59 p.m.
The FCC supports itself through annual regulatory fees calculated based on how many full time employees (FTEs) it takes to regulate a particular service.
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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.