The following is a statement from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell:

“We applaud Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison, and members of the Senate Commerce Committee for advancing a comprehensive approach to spectrum policy that encourages greater spectrum efficiency, meets the broadband needs of public safety personnel, and preserves Commission flexibility with respect to auction design.  We especially appreciate the committee’s effort to craft a fair framework for reclaiming broadcast spectrum through incentive auctions that will cover costs incurred by cable operators due to channel sharing or repacking and will not expand or extend current carriage obligations.  We look forward to working with the Committee and with Congress as this important legislation is considered in the Senate.”

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