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November 09, 2007
McKenna urges caution in adopting new FCC rules

OLYMPIA--At a hearing in Seattle today, Attorney General Rob McKenna urged Federal Communications Commissioners to take adequate time to fully study the impacts of its proposed rules on media consolidation before adopting them.

"Clearly, there are many thorny issues the Commission must address before moving forward in this rule-making process," he said.  "I respect your position and the difficult balancing act you face in protecting access to the media while ensuring a competitive marketplace.  That is why it is all the more important that you provide complete, trusted, independent and peer-reviewed analysis of these issues—and why it is vital all interested parties have adequate time to read this analysis, review your proposals and provide informed input before any changes to FCC rules are adopted."

McKenna submitted the following testimony to the FCC at the hearing.

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