WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit providing the Federal Communications Commission 90 days to complete the 2018 quadrennial review or show cause why NAB’s petition for mandamus should not be granted, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“NAB applauds the Court for recognizing the vital importance of the FCC completing its long overdue 2018 quadrennial review. Today, broadcasters’ service to communities across the country is imperiled by the Commission's failure to modernize its decades-old media ownership rules. This ruling is an important step to compel a review that the record makes clear is necessary to allow local broadcasters to more fairly compete and deliver our trusted, locally-focused programming in a transformed media marketplace.
“NAB looks forward to actively engaging with the FCC to forge a path forward and reinforce the essential service provided by free, local broadcast stations in communities across the country.”
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