Broadcasters Warn of Consequences From Spectrum Auction

Critics charge NAB using scare tactics

WASHINGTON—With any debt ceiling package that passes Congress—if indeed one passes at all—almost certain to contain a provision for a spectrum auction, broadcasters have realized they're running out of time to ensure that they're protected.  With that in mind, on Monday the National Association of Broadcasters unleashed a study that paints a bleak picture of what would happen if the Federal Communications Commission's plan to reclaim 40 percent of broadcast spectrum is implemented.