Nearly a year after he was forced to put the issue on hold, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is gearing up for a controversial new round of media ownership deregulation.

A draft proposal identifying which rules are up for revision — but offering little in the way of concrete proposals — is expected to be considered at the FCC’s June 15 meeting. Approval of the document, formally known as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, is the first step in rewriting the rules. Formal changes to the rules are expected to be presented to the commissioners perhaps by the end of the year.

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