The Government Accountability Office said Federal Communications Commission staffers have violated commission rules. Broadcasting & Cable
reports that some personnel tipped off lobbyists about
when certain items were coming up for vote. The heads-up gives them a big advantage. The study found that "nine of 12" stakeholders who "regularly participated in FCC rulemakings" knew when proposed
rules were scheduled for an upcoming vote "well before the agenda was released." The FCC took no position on the report.