FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –In response to the FCC circulating two draft items that will be voted on at the Commission’s February meeting, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
“NAB strongly supports the FCC moving ahead on two proceedings of significant importance to broadcasters – a rulemaking on Next Gen Television and an AM revitalization order. Both items will foster technological innovation, increase opportunities for minority and female owners, and create new and unique services for consumers.
“Chairman Pai deserves credit for departing from the past practice of both Republican and Democratic-controlled Commissions, and publicly releasing the proposals early to inject greater transparency in the FCC rulemaking process. We believe this action will provide greater clarity for stakeholders and greater trust from the public in dealing with the FCC going forward.”
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Article Courtesy NAB