Deborah D. McAdams /
10.01.2013 03:10 PM
FCC Suspends Website During Government Shutdown
Filings will be due the day after return to normal business
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission suspended its website on Tuesday in the wake of the shutdown of the federal government triggered by an impasse between Republicans and Democrats over Obamacare.

“We regret the disruption, but during the federal government-wide shutdown, the FCC is limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property,” the commission’s URL placeholder stated. “FCC online systems will not be available until further notice.”

Links were posted to six forms that included a directive on procedures for filing.

“Any materials, with the exception of [Network Outage Reporting System] filings, that otherwise would be required to be filed with the commission during the suspension of operations or on the day of return to normal operations ,will be due on the business day following the day of return to normal operations.”

The NORS filing system will remain available during the shutdown for reporting disruptions to telecommunications networks.


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Posted by: Anonymous
Wed, 10-02-2013 01:10 PM Report Comment
This is one of those bizzare nuisance shutdowns like the panda camera. Somebody who was still there had to go out of their way to do it. If they had all just walked away, the site would still be working. I was still able to pull ASR data from the FCC until about 3-4 PM Eastern that day. Perhaps that shows how long it took them to do it.
Posted by: Anonymous
Sat, 10-05-2013 12:35 PM Report Comment
Sounds like a great day to be a Pirate. No one will know if you're legal or not.

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