PBS, APTS state case for spectrum to FCC

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PBS last week told the FCC that pubcasters should be allowed to continue their multiplatform efforts and and that over-the-air DTV is important to that work, reports Broadcasting & Cable. It’s an important argument as the FCC decides how to free up spectrum for wireless broadband. “The free and universal nature of over-the-air broadcasting enables PBS and its member stations to ensure that virtually every household has access” to content, PBS said in FCC filings and in a meeting with FCC staffers. On Nov. 3, APTS representatives also discussed pubcasting spectrum issues with the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.

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