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January 12, 2016
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NAB Statement on Incentive Auction Application Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to today's deadline for television broadcasters to indicate their interest in participating in the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"The FCC’s staff has done a remarkable amount of work to get us to this point. NAB expects robust broadcaster participation in the reverse auction, and we hope to see similarly robust participation from wireless bidders in the forward auction. While we’ve expressed our concerns, we hope that the rules and systems the FCC has in place will ensure that this voluntary auction goes off without a hitch, and we look forward to the close of a successful auction."

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