The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:

“The bipartisan Modern Television Act, which was reintroduced today by Reps. Scalise and Eshoo, recognizes that the decades-old, outdated TV rules are harmful for consumers and desperately require modernization. The number of TV broadcaster blackouts have more than doubled over the past two years alone, from 165 in 2018 to 342 in 2020.  Since these rules were first adopted 30 years ago, the market has drastically shifted with the rise of streaming and changing consumer trends. We applaud Reps. Scalise and Eshoo for their leadership to protect consumers.”

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