FCC requesting more money for call centers


As reported by PCMag,

Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell, who was just nominated by President Obama to serve another term on the commission, expressed concern about funding for FCC call centers in the weeks after the transition.
An FCC official on the panel told McDowell that the commission would need about $10 million to keep the call center running beyond June 16.

In regards to the request, acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps said,

“It’s impossible to precisely predict [the fallout], but I’d rather be over prepared than under-prepared,” he said. “We don’t need to take that risk. The money has been provided by the Congress. This is a high priority for the utilization of that money.”

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