FCC may be forced to suspend most operations this week

CNET | 12/31/2018 | Steven Musil
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The FCC, headed by Ajit Pai, may shut down most of its operations this week.

The Federal Communications Commission warned Monday it may be forced to shutter most of its activities this week due to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

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The agency said in a statement that if federal government funding isn't restored by Thursday, it will begin an "orderly shutdown of operations," a process expected to take about four hours.

"Work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds," the FCC said. "In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice."

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