WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., this week in singing a letter to Federal Communication Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler urging the FCC to end a 1970s-era regulation which allows the NFL to black out broadcasts of a local sports game when the game does not sell out.

The FCC plans to hold a vote ending this rule, called the Sports Blackout Rule, on Sept. 30.

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