FCC's O'Rielly Posts FCC Reform Proposals

As the FCC prepares for an oversight hearing in the House Communications Subcommittee, Republican Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has blogged his suggestion for process reforms.

That includes a chart with the 24 proposals he has offered up to date in other blogs and congressional testimony.

He says that, of those, only three have been adopted either in whole or in part: allowing commissioners to discuss the substance of most items, requiring item edits to be posted on the FCC's official e-mail chain with attribution to the commissioner proposing them, and adopting direct dialing 911 at the FCC.

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O'Rielly said he welcomed input from those suggesting other improvements.

To check out all of O'Rielly's proposals, go here.

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.