FCC extends deadlines on ownership rules

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Citing numerous requests and the importance of the issue, the Federal Communications Commission's Media
Bureau has moved the comment deadlines back by one month in its biennial review of
media-ownership rules.

The Dec. 2 comment deadline has been moved to Jan. 2, and the Jan. 2 reply-comment deadline to Feb. 2.

Six separate petitions had been filed to move the dates.

The most recent request -- by the Network Affiliated Stations Alliance last
week -- had been for two-month extensions for each deadline (to Feb. 2 and March
2, respectively).

The commission also released additional information on methodology and source
information for its one-dozen media-ownership studies conducted as part of the
review.

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