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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2013
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NAB Statement on Wheeler Blog Post on Incentive Auction Timeline

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to a blog post today by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler setting a new timeline for the broadcast spectrum incentive auction that targets mid-2015 to conduct the auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB appreciates Chairman Wheeler's decision to set new goals for the Commission's incentive auction timeline. As NAB has long maintained, given the complexity of the auction and its many moving parts, the most important goal is to get the auction done right. We look forward to continuing our efforts with the Commission and industry stakeholders as we work towards achieving a successful auction that delivers spectrum for broadband while ensuring a vibrant future for broadcasting."

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