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FCC Waives Sunshine Blackout For July 11 Meeting

The FCC has waived the customary seven-day sunshine period prohibitions on pitching FCC commissioners on agenda items in the run-up to a public meeting.

The FCC is holding its public meeting on July 11, but citing the July 4 holiday, said it would give stakeholders until midnight on Monday, July 7, to make presentations to the commissioners.

Issues teed up for a vote include E-Rate reforms, closed captioning of online clips, and setting up a budget and methodology for Connect America rural broadband experiments.

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.