Treasury offers FCC help on rereg

The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury.

Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees.

Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only make a small dent in the critical manpower shortage at the FCC, Quello said.

The shortage of workers at the FCC prompted Quello to postpone from June 15 until Oct. 1 implementation of rules that are expected to result in a rollback of cable rates as much as 15% nationwide. The postponement prompted catcalls from key members in Congress, who later passed a resolution urging the FCC to move up the rate regulation date to Sept. 1.

Quello said Monday he is “leaning toward” accepting the Sept. 1 date, but that no final decision has been made.

More TV

  • ‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International

    ‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • Kyle Richards

    Kyle Richards on How the ‘Real Housewives’ ‘Opened the Door’ for ‘American Woman’

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • 'The Bachelor' Recap: Women Wrestle For

    'The Bachelor' Recap: Women Wrestle For Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Affection

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • The cast and crew of "black-ish"

    NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • Snapchat Content Chiefs Talk Redesign, Scripted

    Snapchat Content Chiefs Talk Redesign, Scripted Programming

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • Leah Remini Scientology A&E

    Leah Remini Defends Paul Haggis, Suggests Scientology May Be Behind Misconduct Claims

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

  • Keith Cox and Kevin KayParamount Network

    Paramount Network Chiefs 'Want to Make Linear TV Urgent Again'

    The understaffed Federal Communications Commission has gotten an offer of assistance to help carry out the 1992 Cable Act from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury. Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Monday that Treasury’s public debt department has offered the temporary services of about a dozen employees. Treasury’s assistance is welcome, but it will only […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content