WASHINGTON, D.C.–House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) with 54 members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to support an on-time completion of the broadcast incentive auction’s repacking timeline.
The buildout resulting from the FCC’s recent auction of 600 MHz spectrum will make significant steps toward closing the digital divide.
The Representatives were concerned that delays in the Broadcast TV Repack would delay billions of dollars in wireless investment. They urged the FCC to use its waivers to speed the process to help the TV stations move channels.
“We also encourage all stakeholders to work together to find creative solutions for faster clearing where possible,” the letter said.