For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 13, 2018 – Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing concerns regarding the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking examining expanded operations in the C-band, a swath of spectrum used by content producers every day to deliver news, sports and other popular content for their broadcasts.
The following statement can be attributed to the American Cable Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, and National Public Radio regarding the letter:
“NAB, NCTA, ACA and NPR thank Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) for their leadership on this critical issue of spectrum management, recognizing the importance of protecting existing C-band users as Congress and the FCC consider changes to the C-Band.
“Sens. Moran and Udall correctly recognize that more than 100 million Americans rely on C-band spectrum to receive the most popular news, entertainment and sports content on TV and radio. As new bands of airwaves for wireless services are considered, it is critically important that any changes to the C-Band spectrum fully protect incumbent users and consumers from harmful interference and service loss or interruptions.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 700 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit: https://acaconnects.org/