View Full Version : NAB: Use Airwaves To Fight Potential Spectrum Grab

12-12-2009, 03:50 AM
The National Association of Broadcasters is calling on stations to take their case directly to viewers for the value of their service, as the drumbeat in Washington for reclaiming broadcast spectrum grows louder by the day.

The trade group's leaders suggest the FCC's upcoming broadband rollout plan could contain a potential missile aimed at their industry.

"The broadcast industry could see the greatest assault on the public airwaves since the 1980s, with the anticipated release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan set for February 17, 2010," said NAB President Gordon Smith and other top NAB officials in a Dec. 10 email to stations.

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