NAB’s Five Spectrum Complications to Watch

Rick Kaplan offers up five top issues that will need resolving if incentive auctions are to work
Rick Kaplan, the National Association of Broadcasters’ point person on broadcast spectrum incentive auctions, offers five top issues that will need resolving if this is all going to work. 

Coordination Along the Border. To free up nationwide bands of spectrum for mobile broadband, the FCC must update its DTV agreements with Canada and Mexico that currently hamstring the agency’s ability to relocate broadcasters operating within 250 miles of the border. If the commission fails to reach some agreement—as the statute requires—the auction will yield less money for the Treasury, strand broadcasters along the border and lead to significant and harmful interference issues. [Read More…]

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