By Tom Butts,, 2-6-19

GRAPEVINE, Texas – FCC Chairman Pai gave a progress report about the channel repack, touting “great progress” since work began in April 2017.  He added that the transition – which involves channel and/or location changes for approximately 1,000 full–power and Class A television broadcasters and about 2,000 low–power and translator television stations – is “ahead of schedule.”

In remarks to the annual meeting of the National Association of Tower Erectors today, the chairman noted the abbreviated timetable for finishing the transition by July 2020 and the resulting pressure on tower companies.  » Read More