Full statement from the FCC:

“Since its adoption, the FCC’s online public inspection file rules have harnessed the power of digital technologies to make public information more accessible to the public. For the first time ever, the common sense update moves paper files online that were previously only available at TV stations. Broadcasters must maintain orderly public inspection files and the FCC will enforce penalties for non-compliance. As part of our rules, the files must include all requests for time, and the final agreements relating to those requests, for a period of two years. If a final agreement is changed before ads are aired, a station can replace the outdated agreement with the updated agreement, which ensures that the public file reflects the most up-to-date information about time purchased.”
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Sasha Chavkin covers political money and influence for CJR's United States Project, our politics and policy desk. He has written for ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, and The New York World. Follow him on Twitter @sashachavkin.