FCC Incentive Auction NPRM Could Spell Bad News For Some TV Broadcasters

The FCC released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (FCC 12-118) regarding “Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions.” As this is only an NPRM, it doesn’t provide the final rules, but does offer some insight into the range of options the FCC is considering.

With regards to repacking the spectrum of those broadcasters not giving up their channels in incentive auction, the FCC provides a range of methodologies for meeting the Spectrum Act’s requirement to make “all reasonable effort” to protect coverage and population served. [READ MORE]

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