FCC Eliminates Outdated Cable Operator Recordkeeping Rule

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has adopted a Report and Order eliminating the requirement that cable operators maintain records in their online public inspection files (OPIF) regarding their interests in video programming services and their carriage of these services on cable systems they own.  The Commission has decided to eliminate this 25-year old requirement as the rules were originally adopted to monitor compliance with the Commission’s channel occupancy limits, which have since been removed.  Furthermore, the Commission has determined that this information can be obtained from sources other than a cable operator’s OPIF.

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