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FCC Sets Comment Deadlines on Signal Leakage

The FCC has set Dec. 8 as the deadline for comments and Jan. 7 for reply comments, in its proposed new rules on cable signal leakage.

The FCC on Aug. 3 voted unanimously to transition its analog cable signal-leakage and performance standards to digital. The item will also weed out some long-inapplicable rules and make other corrections.

In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the commission proposed, for the first time, to apply digital interference standards that protect aerial communications and navigation from cable signal leakage, and will apply minimum performance standards.

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.