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Loud commercials aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, despite a law that’s been on the books for over a decade

Why are commercials on television and streaming services so loud?

The CALM Act was passed by Congress in 2010, but critics say the FCC has failed to enforce it.

That law was intended to prevent television stations from playing commercials loudly.


There’s been a push to include streaming services in a modernized version of the CALM Act, but that has only gained support from a handful of lawmakers.

News10NBC reached out to the FCC for comment on the matter. Since they’re the governing body involved in the original law- it would be up to them to issue any violations.

The agency said it reviews complaints and looks for trends and patterns. To date, only a handful of letters of inquiry have been sent about loud commercials.



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