Media Bureau Announces Comment Deadlines For Program Access Fnprm
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: October 31, 2012
MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT AND REPLY COMMENT DEADLINES
FOR THE FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING REGARDING
REVISION OF THE COMMISSION’S PROGRAM ACCESS RULES
MB DOCKET NO. 12-68
FNPRM Comment Deadline: November 30, 2012
FNPRM Reply Comment Deadline: December 17, 2012On October 5, 2012, the Commission adopted and released a Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking in the Matter of Revision of the Commission’s Program Access Rules (the “Program Access
FNPRM”).1 In the Program Access FNPRM, the Commission seeks comment on revisions to the
program access rules pertaining to buying groups and rebuttable presumptions in program access
complaint proceedings challenging certain exclusive contracts. The Commission set deadlines for filing
comments and reply comments at 30 and 45 days, respectively, after publication of the Program Access
FNPRM in the Federal Register.2
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces that the Program Access FNPRM was
published in the Federal Register today, October 31, 2012.3 Comments must be submitted no later than
November 30, 2012. Reply Comments must be submitted no later than December 17, 2012. Commenters
should follow the filing instructions provided in paragraph 116 of the Program Access FNPRM.4 The
Program Access FNPRM is also available on the Commission’s website.5
For additional information on this proceeding, contact David Konczal, David.Konczal@fcc.gov,
or Kathy Berthot, Kathy.Berthot@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120. Press
inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322.
1 See Revision of the Commission’s Program Access Rules, MB Docket No. 12-68, Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, FCC 12-123 (rel. Oct. 5, 2012).
2 See Program Access FNPRM at 1.
3 See Revision of the Commission’s Program Access Rules, 77 Fed. Reg. 66052 (Oct. 31, 2012).
4 See Program Access FNPRM at ¶ 116.
5 See http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-12-123A1.doc (Word),
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