House lawmakers want the FCC to help bring down the volume of noisy TV commercials.
The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the
Internet on Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit television commercials
from rising above a certain decibel level.
The FCC would be required to come up with
recommended volume standards for commercials. Broadcasters, TV stations and cable
and satellite providers would then have one year to purchase the necessary
equipment to temper noisy ads.
Read more about this and three other tech-related bills the subcommittee passed in tomorrow's paper.