Broadcasters Seek FCC’s Spectrum Repacking Model

Chairman “committed” to providing it when auction authority was granted

WASHINGTON: A coalition of TV stations and their supporters are calling on federal regulators to reveal their predictive model for auctioning off TV airwaves and repacking stations in whatever remains. The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is asking the Federal Communications Commission for the “immediate release” of its Allotment Optimization Model. The AOM will be used to project an outcome depending on how many and which TV stations do or don’t give up spectrum. The AOM is necessary because relinquishment is voluntary. There’s no way to anticipate precisely how much TV spectrum will be freed up for the commission’s National Broadband Plan. [Read More]

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