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FCC will vote next month on media deregulation proposal

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at an open meeting earlier this year. Photo: Robin Groulx / Axios

The FCC will vote next month on a sweeping media deregulation proposal put forth by the agency's Republican chairman on Wednesday.

Why it matters: It will be the latest victory the FCC has handed the broadcast industry this year. Critics say the agency takes positions that benefit the Trump-friendly Sinclair Broadcast Group that is trying to acquire Tribune stations.