Copps Sets FCC April 8 Meeting Agenda

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The FCC Wednesday released the agenda for its April 8 public meeting, and it contained no surprises.

Acting FCC chairman Michael Copps' s first meeting that won't be all about DTV will include teeing up several key issues.

The FCC will ask for help in coming up with the national broadband plan Congress has mandated it come up with within a year; propose improvements in collecting data on female and minority ownership; and lay the groundwork for the next video competition report, which will attempt to role several reports into one.

Copps has said he wants to build a record for improving minority and female ownership, which starts with good data on the current state of that ownership.

He also recognizes the effort is essentially doing the spadework for his successor, Julius Genachowsi, the choice of an Obama administration that has made media diversity a priority issue.

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