NAB issues statement on LPTV and Translator Preservation Act

By on Jul, 23 2014 with Comment 1

NAB / National Association of BroadcastersIn response to the 7/24 scheduled hearing on the “LPTV and Translator Preservation Act of 2014” by the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: “NAB appreciates Congressman Barton’s work to produce a bill that recognizes the important service LPTVs and translators provide to millions of Americans. As the FCC proceeds with the incentive auction rulemaking, the Commission must be evaluating more than just broadband when it looks at implementing the statute. The Spectrum Act is designed to achieve a balance between broadcast and broadband, and this bill serves as a strong reminder of that balance.”

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  1. I hope LPTV and translator operators continue to lobby for their industry. LPTV serves minority and rural areas effectively as free over the air television. They are the only true independent owner operators left in this country. Serving as an independent voice and serving the underserved is very important to a free media. The full power station operators need to support the entire broadcast industry and augment their operations through cooperation with broadband companies. Thank you for your article.