Demonstration of Online Public Inspection File Interface

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Demo

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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On July 17, 2012, the FCC conducted a public demonstration of the database it has developed to host the online public inspection file for television broadcast stations. The FCC demonstrated the interface to be used by stations to file documents required to be placed in the online database.

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The database has been developed in connection with the FCC’s recent Order requiring television broadcast stations to post their public inspection files online in a central, Commission-hosted database. These rules go into effect August 2, 2012. The demonstration is part of the commitment made by the Commission to test the online public file and educate the public regarding its use. The demonstration informed broadcasters and others of the design and content of the online file, how stations will upload information to the file, how file sharing tools like Dropbox and Box can be used for uploading, and other ways in which the FCC is working to facilitate access to its public databases.

To the extent any participant submited information during the demonstration on which the participant intends the Commission to rely in the online public file proceeding, such information should be filed in the rulemaking docket in ECFS, as required under 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206.

For additional information, contact John Norton, john.norton@fcc.gov, (202) 418-7037, or Kim Matthews, kim.matthews@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2154, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, or Greg Elin, greg.elin@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2210, of the Office of the Managing Director. For press inquiries, contact Janice Wise, janice.wise@fcc.gov, 202 418-8165.

Screenshot - New TV Station Profile Page (public view)

screenshot of new station profile page

Screenshot - List of Public Files that Stations Upload (public view)

screenshot of public inspection files organized into electronic folders

Screenshot - Top Level Political File Folders (public view)

screenshot of political file section organized into electronic folders

Screenshot - Auto-included EEO Filings from CDBS Database (broadcaster view)

screenshot of new station profile page

Screenshot - Drag and Drop Filing in the Browser (broadcaster view)

Files from computer can be dragged and dropped onto browser to upload.