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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2016
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Forward Auction Stage One of Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In response to the close of bidding for Stage 1 of the forward auction of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“NAB is surprised by the modest participation by wireless carriers in the first stage of the TV auction. Perhaps the notion of a ‘spectrum crisis’ peddled in Washington for the last seven years is not as acute as policymakers were led to believe. We look forward to the second round of the auction where wireless carriers will be afforded another bidding opportunity.”

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