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Advocacy

As the voice of broadcasters in the nation's capital, NAB advocates on behalf of America's free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts.

NAB is committed to educating Capitol Hill on how legislation and regulations affect the broadcasting business, and more importantly, the listening and viewing public. NAB works to ensure broadcasters can operate in a marketplace free of unnecessary regulation, helping to spur the development of new broadcast technologies.

KEY LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES

SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT
Wireless companies and others claim that current amounts of spectrum allocated for high speed wireless Internet service are not sufficient to meet the expected increase in consumer demand over the next few years, and have urged the federal government to reallocate spectrum for future wireless broadband use. When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff released its National Broadband Plan, it reflected these arguments, calling for the reallocation of spectrum, including airwaves currently used by local television broadcasters. Learn More »

EQUIPPING MOBILE PHONES WITH BROADCAST RADIO CAPABILITY FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Wireless companies and others claim that the current amount of spectrum, or airwaves, allocated for high-speed wireless Internet service are not sufficient to meet the expected increase in consumer demand over the next few years. These companies have urged the federal government to reallocate spectrum for future wireless use. Learn More »

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LEGAL HOTLINE

QUESTIONS? NAB members can call our free Legal Hotline to learn more about legislation, filings and updates from Washington.

Call: (866) 682-0276 | Email: legal@nab.org


ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Access the members-only section that contains talking points, issue briefs and additional tools to help you advocate on legislative issues that matter most to broadcasters.

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