Issues

Public television stations are involved in a variety of issues, including federal funding, issues that are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and an array of digital technologies to serve their local communities.

Federal funding is the backbone of a highly successful public-private partnership which enables local stations to meet their unique community needs and provide unparalleled services throughout this country, every day, everywhere to everyone for free.

An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the FCC is the primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation.

Local public television stations use the latest technology, including using their spectrum, datacasting and ATSC 3.0, to deliver free educational, public safety and civic leadership services to local communities.