Thursday, May 31, 2012

House Passes Consolidated FCC Reporting Act

In a rare bipartisan action, the House of Representatives passed on a voice vote yesterday HR 3310, the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012. The bill would require the FCC to consolidate and streamline what are now eight separate reports on different communications market segments. The consolidated report would be required to assess the state of competition in the marketplace across the various technology sectors, specifically including competition from the Internet.

The report from Broadcasting & Cable is here [subscription required].

HR 3310, like its companion FCC reform bill, HR 3309, which passed the House back in March, is a worthy measure. Too bad the Senate has been and still is in a do-nothing mode.