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October 24, 2014
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NAB Statement in Response to FCC Incentive Auction Blog Post

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to a blog post today by the Federal Communications Commission regarding its expectation to start the broadcast spectrum incentive auction in 2016, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"As NAB has said repeatedly, it is more important to get the auction done right than right now.

"Given its complexity, there is good reason Congress gave the FCC 10 years to complete the proceeding. We reject suggestions that our narrowly focused lawsuit is cause for delay. We look forward to a speedy resolution of our legal challenge and a successful auction that preserves access to free and local TV for every American."

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