It has been a full year, and much has transpired since then in Washington, D.C., for the FCC. Gigi Sohn is no longer a nominee to fill the fifth seat at the Commission. Net neutrality’s return remains a quest of Congressional Democrats, while closing the digital divide has been a fundamental goal of the Rosenworcel Commission. Then, there is the failure of Standard General to complete its acquisition of TEGNA due to the Media Bureau’s Hearing Designation Order to answer questions regarding the proposed deal, now dead.
House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers assailed the Commission’s Democratic leadership for letting the TEGNA purchase plan expire, and quizzed the FCC Chair on the matter.