A federal appeals court has denied an expedited hearing of its challenge to the FCC’s incentive auction repack plan.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit instead scheduled oral argument for May, which means a decision might not come until early summer–the incentive auction is scheduled to start March 29, though that is actually only the last day for stations to declare they are participating and how.
The actual online auction won’t begin for at least a couple weeks after that and the repack plan won’t be due until six months after that. Read More