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August 2, 2018
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC NPRM on Broadcast Station Repack Reimbursement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today's FCC approval of a rulemaking related to congressional allocation of $1 billion in additional funding for the broadcast spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“Earlier this year, Congress wisely authorized additional funding to ensure that tens of millions of Americans will not lose access to news, entertainment and lifeline information during the broadcast industry ‘spectrum repack.’ NAB is encouraged by the FCC proposal adopted today that closely mirrors the intent of Congress. NAB will be actively engaged during the rulemaking process to preserve live and local broadcasting on hometown radio and television stations, low power TV stations and TV translators.”

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