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March 30, 2017
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NAB Statement on Close of Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction

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

"NAB congratulates the FCC on completing the incentive auction. We are now eager to work with the Commission to ensure a smooth repacking transition that protects consumer access to local news, weather, community service and lifeline emergency programming. We look forward to working on a bipartisan basis with policymakers on a seamless transition for our tens of millions of TV viewers and radio listeners."

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