Congress Amends Communications Act and Passes FCC Reform Bills

According to a report in AllAccess, Congress has passed an amended Communications Act, which includes two FCC reform bills. These are: the FCC Process Reform Act (H.R. 2583), and the FCC Consolidated Reporting Act (H.R. 734).

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) said, “This legislation is further evidence of our dedication to advancing thoughtful solutions that empower consumers and small businesses, make the FCC more transparent and enhance our public safety communications networks. The Communication Act Update of 2016 lays an important foundation as we work to update our laws for the innovation era.”

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