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Spectrum Auction Updates

October 2, 2015

Presented by Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President, COO and General Counsel, Association of Public Television Stations (APTS)

Get the latest updates on the FCC spectrum auction and channel sharing proceedings. Learn how the spectrum auction could impact the public media system as well as your station. Thompson will review a detailed timeline of key dates for the spectrum auction process and discuss station options. She will explain channel sharing rules, valuation, repacking, and much more. Find out how station leaders are evaluating how to participate in the auction, and what critical factors to review when making these decisions.

Learning objectives:
•    Understand the auction process through 2016
•    Learn what stations should consider when making decisions about the auction
•    Understand repacking and how to prepare for repacking

Lonna Thompson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS). In this role, Lonna oversees the operations of the Association. Additionally, she is responsible for the legal affairs of the Association and represents member stations' interests in regulatory proceedings. Lonna also serves as liaison to the APTS Board of Trustees. Lonna has been with APTS for 20 years. Before joining APTS, she was a communications lawyer in private practice for 10 years. While in private practice, Lonna represented broadcast and public safety clients.

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