Libin: Shock and Dismay at U.S. Spectrum Policy

In the early 1980s, Congress created Low Power Television (LPTV) service to fill a void in local communities that were not fully covered by full-power television broadcasting, enhancing the diversity of the unique “voices” providing free, over-the-air television service. Today, in many places throughout the country, these stations are the only broadcast television service available, and often they provide communities with their only access to the major broadcast networks. Unfortunately, the FCC’s upcoming broadcast spectrum incentive auction puts at risk low-power TV stations and could force many of them to turn off their signal forever. For the complete story please click here.