Remarks of Commissioner O'Rielly at the 2018 Kentucky Broadcasters Association Conference
As many of you know, since Chairman Ajit Pai took the helm at the Federal Communications Commission, the Commission has been focused on eliminating archaic regulations that no longer make sense. These actions have taken many shapes, from eliminating the main studio rule to eradicating duplicative or non-useful forms at the Commission. In the coming months, I hope that we can bring to order many of these proceedings that we launched in 2017 and earlier in 2018. This list includes rules on how broadcasters inform the public about certain broadcast applications, the delivery of retransmission elections, and ways to streamline reauthorization procedures for assigned or transferred satellite stations. And, I look forward to teeing up the next round for consideration!
I believe we are heading in the right direction throughout our media modernization proceedings. And, it is my hope that we can finally eliminate our siloed approach to regulation in our upcoming quadrennial. If I could find a common theme among these proceedings, it is the need for greater flexibility. That will certainly be my focus in the upcoming months.
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