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January 30, 2014
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NAB Statement on FCC Open Commission Meeting

WASHINGTON -- In response to an update on the voluntary spectrum incentive auction proceeding at today's FCC's Open Commission Meeting, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"We wholeheartedly support the FCC's incentive auction process and agree with Commissioner Pai that NAB can play a valuable role, if called upon. We also appreciate Commissioner Pai making it clear that the FCC should not use other broadcast-related proceedings to persuade TV broadcasters to relinquish spectrum in the incentive auction. As Congress made clear, the incentive auction should be completely voluntary and broadcasters should not be coerced into participating in any manner."

A copy of Commissioner Pai's comments can be found here.

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