FCC Media Ownership Rule Vote Pushed to Next Year

Agency gives critics more time to comment

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The Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial review of media ownership rules, already delayed two years, is delayed again. There will be no vote on the rules until early next year, at the earliest.

Under pressure from critics of any weakening of media ownership rules, the FCC agreed to open up a comment period on a related report documenting minority ownership. That report, released last month at the same time chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a draft order loosening media ownership rules, showed that people of color owned just 3.6

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