CALM Act Effectiveness Gets FCC Spotlight

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by

A letter to the FCC from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo complaining about loud commercials and questioning enforcement efforts has prompted the Media Bureau to request comments on the effectiveness of the FCC’s rules mitigating loud commercials and whether they need to be updated.  Comments are due June 3, 2021.

The original rules were adopted in 2011, with minor changes in 2013.  While it may be a few months before the FCC issues any type of order on this issue, we suspect that there will at least be tweaks to the rules if consumers report continued issues with loud commercials.