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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...
The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has released new software it will use to repack television station coverage areas after the incentive auctions are held. The OET wants comments on “any errors, unexpected behaviors or anomalous results produced in running the software.”...
The NAB has told the FCC that its way of calculating TV station coverage areas and interference might negatively affect the upcoming spectrum auction and parts of it might be illegal. The dispute was revealed in a filing with the commission that detailed the contents of...
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...
The FCC will thank its lucky stars if it gets all parties—big and small—on board with its plans for the broadcast spectrum incentive auctionsNobody has ever claimed the broadcast spectrum incentive auctions are “as simple as that.” Sometimes it...
The engineers who worked heroically to push broadcasting across the digital threshold had barely caught up on their sleep before agitation for more change began to erupt. The National Broadband Plan concluded that the amount of over-the-air viewing doesn't...
MULTIPLE CITIES – A hack into the nation’s Emergency Alert System this week that coincided with a threat by Anonymous to disrupt the State of the Union Address on Tuesday has broadcast engineers buzzing. “They aren’t just trying to...
TV, Radio Help Keep Lines of Communications Open, People out of Harm's Way Broadcasters continued to be praised for their "first informer" status Tuesday even as the FCC and local government officials were pointing to the massive communications failures of...
— Viewers overwhelmingly choose to watch Home-team NFL Games on Broadcast TV stations over ESPN and NFLN Cable Nets — What has more local appeal than watching your hometown NFL team on your hometown TV Station? Given the option to watch their...
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