By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-4-19

The FCC has set comment dates on issues teed up in the 2018 Quadrennial Regulatory Review.

Comments are due April 29 and reply comments May 29.

The FCC is mandated by Congress to look at its broadcast ownership rules every four years to see if they remain “necessary in the public interest as a result of competition” and, if not, whether it should modify or eliminate them to reflect a changing media marketplace.

The FCC is also seeking comment on three diversity-related items it proposed in response to a court requirement that it consider diversity in its review of the regs.

The FCC had signaled when the Quadrennial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was released Dec. 13 that the comment windows would be 60 and 90 days after publication in the Federal Register, which happened Feb. 28, triggering the April and May deadlines.  » Read More