Any legislation authorizing voluntary spectrum auctions should preclude broadcasters from being pushed to "an inferior spectrum band," according to testimony by Todd Schurz, president and CEO of Schurz Communications, at a House panel hearing Wednesday. Broadcasters also want to be "held harmless" from the cost of repacking and for the FCC to maintain the scope of signals that are repacked, and for stations to be shielded from greater interference, Schurz said. "We need to do [this] right to ensure that viewers do not lose access to the news, entertainment, and vital emergency programming that broadcasters provide," Schurz said.

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