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Hoping to buy low and sell high in the FCC incentive auction, NRJ TV, OTA Broadcasting and Locus Point have bought 39 stations over the past two years, according to SNL Kagan. In anticipation of the FCC incentive auction, spectrum...
The FCC continues to hear from legislators concerned about frequency coordination negotiations with Canada and Mexico related to the FCC's spectrum incentive auctions. The latest comes in a letter Thursday from Ohio House members. "As you implement the incentive auction, ,...
WASHINGTON -- Association of Public Television Stations presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The award is given to lawmakers and other individuals who safeguard the ability of...
According to sources, the Senate Commerce Committee plans to schedule an FCC oversight this month, with March 12 the likely date. A committee spokesperson was not available at press time, though no hearing has yet been scheduled on its Web...

Jumping the Gun?

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As broadcasters attempt to maneuver through the FCC’s spectrum reallocation plan, one of the key concerns in our industry is not so much what the commission does but how they go about it as well as the timing. In last month’s...
On June 30th, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski’s five-year term will expire, which has led to speculation that Genachowski might soon announce his departure. Although the FCC chair is not a cabinet-level position, D.C. chatter is already flying fast and furious about Genachowski’s replacement, because the FCC holds broad...
The FCC said Feb. 12 that it is looking for nominations for the fourth edition of its Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), which will get to work in March. The council offers guidance to the commission and recommends...
All licensees of TV Pickup stations in the 7GHz and 13GHz bands must register their stationary receive sites beginning April 1, the FCC announced Feb. 5. In a public notice released by the Broadband Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, the agency...
A very interesting read - I hope everyone on the loop takes the time to read it. This letter pretty much sums up what is going on with the incentive auctions and show how much of a sham it really is....
Move Aimed at Relieving Congestion at Hot Spots, Boosting Speeds The FCC has voted unanimously on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking freeing up 195 MHz of additional spectrum in the 5 GHz band for Wi-Fi. That is the band cable operators...
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