On January 13, 2010, the FCC released an Order in its "Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape" proceeding extending the comment and reply comment filing periods. Comments are now due on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, and reply comments are due on Friday, March 26, 2010. The agency noted that it has received two requests that the comment and reply comment dates be extended by 30 days each in order to permit preparation of full responses to the multiple issues raised in the proceeding. A link to the order is available here.

Originally released in October 2009, the Notice of Inquiry in this proceeding seeks information on a number of issues concerning the availability of electronic media to children and the appropriate role for the Commission in this arena.