Las Vegas, NV -- In response to a poll conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association regarding possible auctions of broadcast spectrum, NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton offered the following statement:
"We're not surprised that CEA continues its misinformation campaign with more bogus studies and polling.
"CEA apparently is not aware that the number of broadcast TV viewers is growing, not shrinking, as evidenced by the surge in pay TV cord-cutters.
"Moreover, every survey but for those funded by CEA finds that most Americans continue to rely on broadcasting as their primary source for news."
"We look forward to an honest debate with policymakers on the value of broadcasting, with an emphasis on the reliability of a TV station signal that can never be replicated by cell phone carriers."
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