FCC: FCC Asked to Hold Broadcasters Responsible for Spectrum Use and Repurposing


Today, the Campaign Legal Center joined a number of organizations in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold broadcasters accountable for using publicly-owned spectrum effectively and to gauge any adverse public impacts from broadcast service losses resulting from spectrum repurposing.   

The groups filed reply comments in the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking in Innovation in the Broadcast Television Bands: Allocations, Channel Sharing and Improvements to VHF.  The comments emphasize the need for the Commission to collect data to assess the impact of broadcast service loss and not relax the ownership rules to support its channel sharing proposal.

The groups signing the reply comments included the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc., Media Alliance, National Organization for Women, the Benton Foundation, and The Campaign Legal Center and the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center

To read the full letter, click here.