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Higgins urges Western New Yorkers to weigh in on proposed repeal of FCC blackout rules

by jmaloni


Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:05 pm

Deadline for submitting comments is Feb. 24

Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging Western New Yorkers to take part in the Federal Communication Commission public comment period for the proposed repeal of blackout rules.

"NFL blackout policies are outdated, unfair, and alienate fans," Higgins said. "I encourage Western New York sports fans to write in and let their voices be heard with the FCC."

In December of last year, the FCC issued a report, which contained a proposal to eliminate blackout rules.

Comments can be submitted at the following website: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display?z=edrhu, or more information on submitting comments can be found here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FCC-2014-0018-0001.

Higgins has been a vocal opponent of the blackout policies, calling on the FCC and NFL to end blackouts, and team up with local fans to advocate for repeal.

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