Republican Reps Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) have advised FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the FCC should not prioritize unlicensed devices over low-power TV’s or translators in the repack of TV stations following the broadcast incentive auction.

That came in a letter to Wheeler dated Aug. 4. The legislators said that while LPTVs and translators don’t have rights to participate in the incentive auction, “they are still licensed services, and are secondary only to full power stations in the TV band, not unlicensed.”

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