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ATSC 3.0: What Could It Mean for American Consumers?

Next month's arrival of a new Trump Administration, alongside a Congress ready to hit the ground running, promises a flurry of corrective activity after eight years of Barack Obama.

However, Americans should remain vigilant against regulatory mischief that some are trying to push through unnoticed at the outset of the new Administration and Congress.

Exhibit A:  An effort by broadcasters to convince Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve an entirely new broadcast television standard known as ATSC 3.0.

In a nutshell, the ATSC 3.0 standard amounts to yet another new federal action upon a private marketplace and a handout to a favored industry that could inflict significant and unnecessary costs, ultimately to be paid by consumers.

Under current law, cable and…[more]

December 02, 2016 • 04:24 pm

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Tuesday, October 09 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) last week filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the Federal Election Commission ("FEC") that seeks a narrowly focused rulemaking to update and clarify the rules governing disclosure of any electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions.

CFIF's request is made in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and in response to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which concluded in CFIF v. Van Hollen that the meaning, proper application and interaction of the current regulations can be improved.

Download CFIF’s Petition here (PDF).

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