The Federal Communications Commission should not use new software to determine TV coverage areas and levels of interference for public stations because it will reduce coverage areas and lead to "uncertainty" about how public TV will offer universal access, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and the Association of Public Television Stations wrote in a letter to the FCC. "With the complications of the spectrum repacking and the auction, the last thing we need to worry about is losing viewers as well," said Lonna Thompson, APTS' chief operating officer and general counsel.

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