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ABSTRUSITY– The failure to do a spectrum use inventory is one of the most egregious shortcomings of the National Broadband Plan, and may even threaten to derail it in the long run, as large corporations are allowed to sit...
If the “reverse” auction designed to clear TV broadcasters out of large chunks of their current spectrum isn’t complicated enough, consider the “forward” auction. That’s the component of the Incentive Auctions in which hopeful wireless licensees will bid on the...
Once the final participants in the repacking of the TV band have been identified through the "reverse" auction process, the shuffling of stations necessary to accomplish the repacking will raise a number of practical considerations and conundrums. Once the auctions...
Whether or not you plan to participate in the “reverse” auction, if you’re a TV licensee, you should be aware of what the FCC has in mind for the spectrum around you. It’s important to understand that the Incentive Auction...
Who will be eligible to participate in the “reverse” spectrum auction? Not, it would appear, everybody who might want to. As required by Congress in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (which the FCC prefers to refer to...
An overview of the FCC’s proposed approach to spectrum-clearing/spectrum-repopulating incentive auctions and some of the myriad factors at play in that process. The Incentive Auctions are coming. No doubt about it. TV and Class A licensees will be given the opportunity to...
Take a look around at the next ball game or concert you attend. You’ll see thousands of fans sending text messages or snapping photos and e-mailing them to friends. Those armies of smartphone owners are behind a striking increase...
A group of anonymous TV station owners interested in selling spectrum through the FCC's planned incentive auction have formed a coalition to represent them in the FCC proceeding that is forging the rules for the auction. “This coalition’s sole focus...
The FCC has proposed, at least for now, not to apply its emergency information and video description rules to Internet-delivered video, although it will apply to MVPDs using IP technology to deliver their traditional video services. Broadcasters and cable operators...
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) said it sold a portion of its lower 700 MHz B Block spectrum to Nortex Communications, a small operator based in Muenster, Texas. The deal is the first confirmed sale by Verizon of its lower 700...
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