Inouye to FCC: Don't Rush to Complete Ownership Rules

Commerce Committee Chairman Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, says the FCC should not rush to complete its revision of the media ownership rules.
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Commerce Committee Chairman Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, says the FCC should not rush to complete its revision of the media ownership rules.

In a statement released at a rules hearing on Thursday, Inouye cautioned the agency not to rush to judgment. “Regardless of whether they are a broad set of new rules or modest changes, the FCC should focus on completing pending proceedings on localism and public interest obligations that have long languished for lack of attention.”

Inouye said he recently discussed the issue with FCC Chairman Kevin Martin “and stressed my belief that rushing forward before the end of the year would be a serious mistake.”

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