McCain Gets Some Spectrum Back

Hearn, Ted
October 2004
Multichannel News;10/4/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 40, p28
Discusses the amendment adopted by the U.S. Senate in September 2004 designed to require some TV stations to give up spectrum by 2008 to accommodate the communications needs of public-safety groups responding to disasters like the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Terms of the amendment crafted by U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator Conrad Burns (R-Mont.); Issue on the funding for the legislation; Implications of the bill for the dispute between the cable and broadcast industries.


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