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WASHINGTON--Writing off LightSquared would be a mistake. The venture is an object lesson in how spectrum allocation is meaningless without consistent receiver standards, and how one industry strategically avoided them by coopting adjacent spectrum. LightSquared was savaged into submission last...
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai planned to tell a broadcast assemblage in Dallas on Wednesday that it would be counterproductive to move all broadcast services to broadband. According to a copy of his prepared text for a speech to the National...
Multiple FCC sources confirm that when the commission issues a spectrum incentive auction notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), scheduled for a vote on Friday, Sept. 28, it will not include an allocation optimization model (AOM) of how the FCC...
American Cable Association, Broadband Coalition says move was in public interestBy John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/17/2012 7:46:02 PM The FCC got some warm fuzzies from the American Cable Association and the Broadband Coalition for its decision to no...
Everyone loves the idea of a free market until someone puts an eye out. Spectrum sharing, for example, is an optimal free-market approach to using the airwaves, but wireless industry operatives this week gave House Republicans some candy to...
“Just two years after the concept of incentive auctions was first proposed in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, and as a result of authority granted through legislation signed into law in February, the Commission is poised to take an important step...
Whither thou art, Allotment Optimization Model? UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: I was rambling on about the giant TV wars when the FCC today released the agenda for its regular open meeting, scheduled for Sept. 28, 2012. The news broke last night—though...
What there is, according to Free Press, is the lack of effective spectrum management. It gave a mixed review of FCC approval of the acquisition by Verizon of spectrum owned by cable companies, condemned spectrum hoarding and suggested Verizon...
The FCC is looking at sustaining the reliability and continuity of electronic communications during times of crisis. The NAB was able to explain that broadcasters have already demonstrated both attributes for nearly 100 years.
Hansen Clark (D-MI) believes that broadcasters play a vital role in providing critical information to citizens of the United States, and he’s asking the House Committee on Homeland Security to hold a hearing on the topic with an eye...
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