WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Broadcasters today released a statement in response to a speech delivered by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. Chairman Genachowski's remarks were made today at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
In response, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton released the following statement:
"We welcome an ongoing dialogue with Chairman Genachowski. His remarks on the National Broadband Plan as related to television spectrum reclamation were reassuring, and we will reach back to work with the chairman.
"We also intend to work with the Chairman and his colleagues on the issue of retransmission consent, which we believe is working just as Congress intended. We're hopeful that policymakers will allow these free market negotiations to continue on behalf of consumers, and not tilt the scales of power in favor of giant cable operators."
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