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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Waiving in the New Year

I sure hope the good folks over at the FCC got what they wanted for Christmas, because they certainly gave out plenty of holiday cheer. Taking a quick look at recent appeal decisions, the FCC tally since November 23rd:
Appeals granted: 69
Waivers granted: 205
Denied: 1

It's like the heady days after the Bishop Perry Order, when it seemed like the FCC would waive anything.

Another thing that jumped out at me: many decisions came within 60 days of the date the appeal was filed. The fastest I saw was one appeal in the Academia Bautista decision; the appeal was filed on 11/22/10 and decided on 12/19/10. That is breathtaking speed for the FCC. True, that decision also included appeals that were filed in 2005, but it's the holidays, so let's look on the bright side.

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