This story is from the beginning of June, but I just saw it now. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski writes in a letter to Congress that the agency’s effort to identify and eliminate “antiquated and outmoded rules that unnecessarily burden business, stifle investment and innovation, or confuse consumers and licensees” will include a recommendation to delete the Fairness Doctrine.
“I fully support deleting the Fairness Doctrine and related provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations, so that there can be no mistake that what has been a dead letter is truly dead,” Genachowski wrote to Rep. Fred. Upton, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. “I look forward to effectuating this change when acting on the staff’s recommendations and anticipate that the process can be completed in the near future.”