The following can be attributed to Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director of Digital Liberty:
Today, the Federal Communications Commission brought its media ownership rules into the 21st century.
By eliminating unnecessary rules such as the newspaper/broadcast cross ownership rule, radio/television cross-ownership rule, the attribution rule for television joint sales agreements, and the eight voices test of the Local Television Ownership Rule, the FCC has removed cumbersome barriers for local news organizations.
When these rules were created in 1975, the internet in its current form was unimaginable. Removing these regulations will help local news outlets continue to produce a diversity of local voices, which will continue to provide needed local news to everyday Americans.
Under Chairman Pai's leadership, the FCC has made great strides in updating American telecom regulation to reflect modern technology.