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FCC's Last Call for Broadband Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has put out a last call for comment on the national broadband plan.

Saying it was taking advantage of the "small window" of opportunity provided by the recent move of the plan's deadline from Feb. 17 to March 17, the commission Wednesday said it was giving commenters until Jan. 27.

The agency did so by way of granting a request by Media Access Project to extend the comment period. MAP had argued that all the workshops and hearings and requests for comments on various issues had "cast new light and added new perspectives on many of the questions raised in those notices and meetings."

The call includes comments on all the workshops and targeted requests for comment on specific issues, including for reply comments for the spectrum reclamation, TV set-top box, and IP network comment requests whose time frames had initially been too short to allow for replies.

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.