For Immediate Release November 12, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Chairman of The Latino Coalition and former SBA Administrator Hector Barreto today commended and encouraged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on the agency’s court battle over ownership rules.
“The ability for the FCC to modernize ownership rules is essential in today’s rapidly evolving media environment,” Barreto said.
“The agency was right to petition the Third Circuit for a re-hearing of their case. Overturning the updated rules was unjustified, and should be reconsidered.
“Without this essential media ownership rules update, we are left with regulations dating back to the 1970s. Innovation, fair competition and highly functioning free markets require current, relevant government rules.”