Gardner Applauds FCC Rule Benefiting Southwest Colorado

Washington, DC: Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new rule allowing counties to petition for in-state TV signals. Last year, Gardner sent a letter urging the Commission to issue such a rule. In addition, last Congress, Gardner fought with Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to insert language in the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) that advanced the process of getting Colorado TV to La Plata and Montezuma counties.

"I am pleased to see that FCC's new rule allowing counties to petition for in-state TV signals is now final. For years, Colorado's Southwest Corner of the state has had to rely on New Mexico television for their news, weather, sports, and more, leaving Broncos fans in the dark and Durango residents getting breaking updates from Albuquerque instead of Denver,” said Gardner. “FCC's new rule, which I urged them to adopt, is a step in the right direction and I will continue to work to ensure we can bring Colorado TV to all corners of our state." 


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. 

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