Protect My Antenna
Americans have had the right to access over-the-air broadcast TV using an antenna for decades. The right to use modern technology to do so is now at risk. Speak out and ask your lawmakers to protect your right to use a cloud-based antenna.
On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that could deny you the right to use an antenna of your choice to access live over-the-air broadcast television. This is a massive setback for consumers.
Make your voice heard
Contact your lawmakers and tell them how disappointing it is to you that the nation's highest court has issued a decision that could take away your right to use a cloud-based antenna to access live over-the-air broadcast television.
The spectrum that the broadcasters use to transmit over-the-air programming belongs to the American public and you should have a right to access that programming whether your antenna sits on the roof of your home, on top of your television or in the cloud.
Ask your elected officials to take action to protect your right use an antenna to access live free-to-air broadcasts, including a modern antenna located in the cloud.
Enter your zip code to find your representatives and send an email, Tweet or Facebook post. Take action today.
Since the dawn of television, American consumers have had the right to use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcast television. And since that time, new technologies have emerged that have enhanced the television watching experience. From VCRs to DVRs, from rabbit-ear to cloud-based antennas, innovations in technology and equipment have made consumer access to free broadcast television simpler and more convenient.
Using an antenna to watch TV is still meaningful for more than 60 million Americans across the United States. And when new technology enables consumers to use a smarter, convenient antenna, consumers and the marketplace win. Broadcast television should not be available only to those who can afford to pay for a cable or satellite bundle.
The Supreme Court’s decision is troublesome for consumers and the future of technology and innovation. Find more information about Aereo’s journey below.
An Inside Look
Hear from the individuals behind Aereo’s creation and operation as they give you an inside look at Aereo and its technology: