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NAB Vetting Satellite Proposal to Share Local-into-Local Costs

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee said Tuesday that he was hopeful that industry negotiations would allow the subcommittee to address the issue of getting local into local service into all 210 markets and being able to deliver adjacent-market stations to so-called short markets that lack a full complement of network affiliates.

Although those were not included in a discussion draft of the bill, he said at a hearing Tuesday he hoped those negotiations could be reflected in the bill when it is ultimately marked up.

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