Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said keeping public files on paper makes no sense in the digital age. “We live in the information age and, as a result, we demand and expect all sorts of data to be available at our fingertips anytime and anywhere. So it strikes me as pretty retrograde that this commission still has on its books, a requirement that radio, cable, and satellite providers can keep their public files on paper in dusty file cabinets locked in the information practices of the past.” The Report and Order adopted Thursday calls for public files to be moved online immediately by stations in the top 50 markets with five or more employees. All other stations will have two years before they are required to move their public files online. The deadline to move online for stations outside the top 50 is March 1, 2018.