September 21, 2006 - MARKEY URGES FCC TO RE-THINK GRANTING OF HUNDREDS OF EXEMPTIONS TO CLOSED-CAPTIONING OBLIGATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), the ranking member of the House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to urge him to reconsider granting hundreds of exemptions to closed-captioning obligations.

A copy of the letter can be found here: Letter to FCC Chairman Re close captioning reqs.9.21.06.pdf

A follow-up response by the FCC can be found here: Markey CC Response.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2006

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