Broadcasters Fight to Protect Viewers and Listeners During Spectrum Repack

NAB and local stations are advocating for swift passage of legislation that would ensure viewers and listeners are not harmed when nearly 1,000 stations move to new frequencies due to the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum incentive auction.

Working with leaders in the House and Senate, NAB was instrumental in the introduction of legislation that would ensure broadcasters are reimbursed for reasonable expenses and communities don't lose access to their local stations.

Legislation introduced included the bipartisan Viewer and Listener Protection Act in the Senate, and the Viewer Protection Act and Radio Consumer Protection Act in the House. NAB is strongly supporting these bills.

We will continue to educate Congress that viewers and listeners should not lose access to the emergency information local stations provide due to arbitrary and unachievable deadlines set by the FCC.

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