Babette Boliek speaks on “FCC: You’re Fired?” — National Association of Broadcasters

April 25, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Professor Babette Boliek spoke at the National Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention as part of a Business of Broadcast panel discussion, “FCC: You’re Fired?”  The convention was held in Las Vegas on April 22-27.

Via the convention program:

The Federal Communications Commission, originally established to prevent spectrum interference among radio users, has grown into a behemoth agency, affecting a staggering array of industries, transactions, devices, content and consumers. Some believe that the FCC regulates too broad a swath of our economy, and does so with a very heavy hand. Others think it should control and regulate more. Which view is correct? Is the FCC doing enough to protect consumers or does its rules overburden the industries it regulates? If the FCC were abolished, what would happen? Would antitrust laws be enough to protect consumers? Join us for this unique discussion of how the FCC can be improved-and whether the improvements will require mere remodeling or a wrecking ball. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly will give introductory remarks before this panel.

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