Broadcasting & Cable: CLC Applauds Cable Political File Deadline
“Extending the disclosure requirements to cable, satellite and radio was the next logical step to ensure that the long-required public inspection files are easily accessible,” said CLC policy director Meredith McGehee. “Our joint efforts to drag the FCC into the 21st Century began more than five years ago. Having these public files stuffed in backroom file cabinets at the headquarters of media providers in the age of the Internet makes no sense.”
CLC will continue to push the FCC to require the documents be a standard, machine-readable form, which is not currently the case. "We continue to urge the FCC to expeditiously move away from PDFs and replace them with a database that is searchable, sortable, and downloadable,” said McGehee.