Local Focus Urged For Repack Consumer Education Fund

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Tuesday afternoon saw a tribute to a beloved individual who House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden said “spent his life working to maintain a bipartisan spirit in facing the communications challenges we all seek to address.” It also featured a last hurrah for Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.


Much was said, with the NAB’s Curtis LeGeyt offering his take on a “serious shortage” of large TV tower crews and the problems for meeting the FCC’s TV and radio station repack deadlines.

On that note, America’s Public Television Stations wants the FCC to invest millions in consumer education regarding the repack that puts the focus on local television.

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