BUFFALO, N.Y. — Congressman Brian Higgins is once again urging the FCC to take further action toward ending blackouts of sporting events.
Higgins is using Friday night's blacked out preseason Bills game to once again push for further consideration from the FCC to end the blackout policy.
The FCC held a public comment period on a proposed elimination of the blackout rule in January of 2012.
Higgins joined other Congressmen in sending a letter to the NFL last July about the policy.
"The economics of NFL football has changed dramatically and they should consider taking decisive action to remove the blackout rule to allow all of these games to be televised," Higgins said.
The NFL amended its TV blackout policy last year, allowing owners to voluntarily broadcast home games when stadiums are at 85 percent capacity. The Bills chose not to opt in on that policy.