Powers that were granted the FCC should have been left to the state as prescribed by the Constitution. But this is what we are left with as our grandparents and great grand parents were not paying attention to the Federal Government. It probably would have been a lot different for your town with regard to equipment costs because of nationally mandated equipment specifications. I am sure a lobbyist there somewhere... I never thought it fair that the FCC could auction off your local frequencies either. Radio Tyranny.