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After years of hyping the frightening concept of a looming spectrum apocalypse, the press slowly appears to be realizing there wasn’t much of a crisis. Just a year or two ago the mainstream press was packed with stories about...
A little dated but worth the read:You'll recall that during their bid to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T repeatedly insisted that there was a terrible spectrum crunch afoot, and they simply would not be able to deploy LTE nationally without gobbling...
Rick Kaplan, the National Association of Broadcasters' new point person on spectrum auctions, said Monday that he did not think the spectrum incentive auctions were needed immediately and that since they were proposed three years ago by the FCC,...
It’s not often that the two organizations see eye to eye, but the NAB and CTIA (The Wireless Association) have jointly asked the FCC for a one-month extension, from Dec. 22 until Jan. 25, 2013, of the deadline for...
That’s the question posed by one television operator who believes that the broadcast television business is vibrant and poised for continued success. Sure there are likely to be buyers, but Dan Viles of Cable Ad Network New York wonders...
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...
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