WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 2, 2017 – Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’'s Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement on the reconfirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a second term on the Commission:
“America’s Public Television Stations congratulate Chairman Pai on his reconfirmation by the Senate today to continue serving as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
“We look forward to working with the Chairman to ensure a smooth post-auction channel repacking process, expeditiously approve the Next Generation broadcast standard, and reform the broadcast regulatory structure to reflect the realities of the 21st century.
“We are grateful for the Chairman’s support for public television and our work in education, public safety and civic leadership, and we wish the now-complete Commission well in meeting the challenging agenda ahead.”
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit www.apts.org.