FCC to suspend most operations this week due to government shutdown

By January 2, 2019 No Comments

“The FCC has shared today that it is planning to shut down the majority of its operations later this week due to the lapse of government funding.

As reported by Engadget, the FCC currently plans to suspend operations on Thursday afternoon as are many other government services and offices. It shared details in a press release today:

In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3. At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

Some FCC work will continue regardless of the government shutdown.

However, work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds. In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice.”

Our take: Even though the FCC has to deal with the shutdown like other government agencies, we hope funding issues will get resolved soon! Happy New Years everyone!

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