"REPORT AND ORDER. Adopted: January 31, 2017. Released: January 31, 2017 By the Commission: Chairman Pai and Commissioners Clyburn and O’Rielly issuing separate statements.
1. In this Report and Order, we eliminate two public inspection file requirements: (i) the
requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of letters and
emails from the public;1
and (ii) the requirement that cable operators maintain for public inspection the
designation and location of the cable system’s principal headend.2 Because of potential privacy concerns
associated with putting the correspondence file online and because many cable operators prefer not to
post online the location of their principal headend for security reasons, removing these requirements will
enable commercial broadcasters and cable operators to make their entire public inspection file available
online without these privacy and security concerns and eliminate the need to maintain a local public file..".
FCC Public inspection files