Last month, the National Association of Broadcasters and key executives called on the FCC to provide support for the television industry’s transition to NextGen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0. Outlined in an ex parte filing, requests from NAB included asking Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to establish an internal “task force” to explore ways to help accelerate the transition to the new standard. The broadcasters rightly cited the consumer benefits of the preservation of free, over-the-air broadcasting, including — importantly — local news.