Pallone Bill Would Boost Repack Fund

The congressman says the Viewer Protection Act is designed to protect broadcast television viewers and mobile broadband users.

New Bill Offers Post-Auction Protections

Rep. Pallone Introduces the Viewer Protection Act to safeguard consumers’ TV signals following the broadcast incentive auction. The bill proposes allocating $90 million to educate the public on how the repacking may affect them and an extra $1 billion in case the $1.75 billion already mandated to reimburse broadcasters for expenses in moving to new channels proves inadequate.