by Fred Campbell
Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology
June 13, 2014
If Congress were to decide that preserving broadcast television is no longer in the public interest, it should not destroy the legitimate, investment-backed expectations of TV station licensees by eliminating only the regulations that benefit broadcasters. It should allow TV stations to transition their businesses to a free market approach by eliminating the anti-competitive regulations associated with the government-mandated broadcast business model as well. This alternative to current video reform proposals would promote competition, investment, and innovation by allowing market forces to determine the future of broadcast television stations.