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NCRA urges regulations to require captioning in more markets

On behalf of NCRA, President Sarah E. Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CBC, submitted comments regarding the rewriting of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is charged with reviewing and updating the current law. The comments, submitted to the committee on Jan. 22, address such issues as increasing the current number of media markets required to provide captioned programming from the top 25 to the top 50. Nageotte also called for regulations to be included in the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2012 that would require captioning on original Web content produced by over-the-top video services, such as Hulu, Netflix, and Yahoo!

Read the comment letter.