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We only represent LPTV Licensees and its supporting industry partners

130+ indie LPTV broadcasters & industry partners
with more than 900 stations and construction permits in 40 states!

May 14th, 2014 - Friday News Flash

Tomorrow the FCC Commissioners will vote on the 
Incentive Spectrum Auction Rule Making.  We will be sending 
out our analysis later that afternoon.

COALITION WALKS WITH "OCCUPYTHEFCC" PROTESTERS
Coalition Director Mike Gravino took the "Save LPTV" message to the front door of the FCC in conjunction with the Net Neutrality protesters.  See the press coverage below.

SAVE LPTV Protest Joins OccupyTheFCC Protest

 

OCCUPYTHEFCC PROTEST
Check out what the Net Neutrality protesters are up to in DC.  


EVEN PRESTON PADDEN GOT INVOLVED!
Preston's Expanding Opportunities For Broadcasters did their own protest today!

 
FCC COMMISSIONERS VOTE TOMORROW ON AUCTION RULE MAKING
You can watch it live on the FCC site, or later on-demand.  The auction rule making will be one of three major items on the agenda, and we will have to fight the protesters to get in early.  Look for a report later in the day.


While we anticipate that LPTV will have its own Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making later this summer, we will be looking at the National Band Plan to see how many LPTV will be displaced in the process.  This could turn into $100's of millions of unfunded channel relocation expenses.  We also will be looking at the size of the unlicensed guard bands to see if we need to appeal it.


PREPARING YOURSELF FOR NEXT WEEKS SPECTRUM AUCTION REPORT AND ORDER
Tomorrow, May 15th, the FCC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the Report and Order which approves many of the rules for the spectrum auction in 2015. The Coalition will be "in the room", but you need to prepare now...
 
Even if you are not planning on being in DC in your best dress suit and fancy tie to attend the FCC Commissioners May Open Meeting, fight the long lines of lawyers and lobbyists through the security check, and jockey for one of the few seats there are in the room, the Coalition will be there for you.  Of course you can always watch the entire event free on-line at the FCC Live webpage
 
Don't worry, be happy, we will send you all of the info and links before hand and our expert analysis afterwards.  But we strongly suggest you get yourself up to speed with a few reading assignments first:
And now for the membership and sales pitch.  Membership is free for all LPTV and TX licensees and all we ask is to list your call-signs and organization name on the website. Our biggest advantage is that operate in the sunshine, and we do have strength in numbers. Membership is only $100 for Class-A stations which are auction eligible, same for the full-powers, vendors, and industry partners.  But we do count on members chipping in for projects they want to support.  

We do original research, create and promote LPTV advocacy programs (like our NAB Show event), and of course we bang on the doors of the FCC and Congress.  It does take funding, but we want you to more than anything else get involved with your Congressional delegation at the local and state level.  We can help you do that very effectively.  We also can work with your legal counsel to help state your case at the FCC.  And we can help you with your financial counsel to value your current and future LPTV operations. 

For vendors we can offer what can be one of the best sponsorship deals around.


Sincerely,

Director
LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition
(202) 604-0747
lptvcoalition@gmail.com
http://www.lptvcoalition.com