Lawmakers Ask for GAO LPTV Auction Impact Study

    Scenarios include 84 MHz and 126 MHz auctioned
    WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are asking investigators what next year’s spectrum incentive auction will do to low-power TV stations and the audiences they serve. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, have penned a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a study on the issue. Low-power TV stations and translators will not be allowed to participate in the auction, nor are they guaranteed a channel when it’s over.

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