ATBA: Microsoft’s Plan Would Destroy Community TV

From Broadcasting & Cable

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance says that Microsoft’s push for reserving channels in the broadcast band for unlicensed use as a way to promote rural broadband would “destroy” hundreds of its member LPTV and translator stations.

That is because those stations are not protected in the TV station repack. They can get new channels only if there are ones left over after full powers have been accommodated. So the fewer remaining channels there are, the more LPTVs and translators will be left homeless.

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