Bill Introduced to Allow Wis. Counties Bordering Minn. to Watch Packers Games, Local Content

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers. Photo: AP/Matt Ludtke
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers.

July 18, 2018 12:35 PM

A Wisconsin senator has introduced a bill that will allow Wisconsinites living in border counties to access Green Bay Packers game broadcasts, as well as other local content. 

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has titled the legislation as the Go Pack Go Act. 

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According to a release from Baldwin's office, federal telecommunications law assigns every county in the country to a local television market. 

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Baldwin's office said while most people live in a local television market in their home state, residents of 13 border counties in Wisconsin have been assigned to Minnesota or Michigan television markets. 

Because of this, some Wisconsinites see purple and gold on NFL game day, instead of green and gold. 

Baldwin's bill would require cable, satellite and other video providers to provide Wisconsin customers with access to programming from stations in Wisconsin media markets. 

Baldwin's office said this would allow Wisconsinites the opportunity to watch Green Bay Packers games, as well as access to local Wisconsin news.


 


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