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Public Knowledge: FCC Report Is Useful to Obama Administration

Group also plans a conference on reform; Kennard and Hundt to participate

Public Knowledge President/co-founder Gigi Sohn said the congressional report on the FCC released this week will be valuable to the Obama administration as it seeks to reform the Federal Communications Commission.

“The FCC’s processes have been flawed for many years, and this report points up some of the dangers that such dysfunction can create,” stated Sohn, referring to the report released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

The public interest group, along with the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado are planning a conference on reforming the FCC on Jan. 5, 2009.

The conference, to be held in Washington at the National Press Club, will include former FCC Chairmen Reed Hundt and William Kennard as speakers. Former Commissioner Nicholas Johnson, who wrote, “How to Talk Back to Your Television Set,” and former Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy will also take part.