FCC Activates DIRS In Response To Hurricane Florence

(UPDATE): Thursday, September 21st, 2018 DIRS HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED IN ALL COUNTIES IN GEORGIA.  FCC PUBLIC NOTICE   ATLANTA, GA–   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff today announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Florence. The FCC requests that communications providers that provide service in any of the…

FCC’s Gary Schonman to Update Election-Year Issues at Winter Institute

An opportunity to get updated on legal issues facing broadcasters in 2018 will kick off the Winter Institute at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication when four experts gather on the panel at “Breakfast with counsel.” With four state-wide offices not returning incumbents in 2018 along with hotly contested primaries anticipated, strong political…

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality

The FCC voted on Thursday to roll back the rules regarding net neutrality put in place in 2015 under President Obama. The vote split along party lines with the two Democratic members – Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn – voting no while the Republican members – Michael O’ Rielly and Brendan Carr along with Chairman…

FCC Channel-Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13

By a Public Notice released this afternoon (DA-15-838A1.pdf), the FCC rescheduled the webinar on Incentive Auction-related channel sharing from July 22.  The new date and time is Thursday August 13, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. On June 12, 2015, the Commission released the First Order on Reconsideration1 modifying the rules for the reverse auction channel sharing…