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Wireless spectrum is one of the essential natural resources of the information age. Entire industries, and trillions of dollars in GDP, depend on access to the airwaves. And consider that spectrum is used when you surf the web on...
Add a trio of Washington State Democratic House members to those concerned about border issues and the FCC's incentive auctions. The FCC will need to coordinate with Canada and Mexico as it reclaims spectrum from broadcasters and repacks them...
Here's a quick briefing on the FCC proceedings affecting broadcasters from communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor. The topics: CALM Act ... Class A TV ... Closed Captioning ... EEO Rules ... Emergency Alert System ... License Renewals...

FCC Names Chief Economist

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Thursday announced that Steven Wildman, an economist and professor at Michigan State University has been named chief economist, succeeding Marius Schwartz, who is returning to Georgetown University. Wildman, who joins the FCC next month, holds the...
Less than a year after TV broadcasters completed the analog shutdown and, as a result, returned 108 MHz of spectrum for wireless broadband and public safety use, the FCC released the National Broadband Plan recommended taking 120 MHz (20 channels) from...
The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance says LPTV and translator operators must be protected. Is there a future for LPTV? It’s a question even being asked by low-power broadcasters themselves. Now, the FCC is on record as saying even it isn't...
House Energy and Commerce Committee members came prepared with a boatload of questions for the five FCC commissioners in a Wednesday hearing on the status of the FCC's framework for spectrum incentive auctions, but a number of the flashpoint...
In advance of a Hill hearing on the FCC's incentive spectrum auctions slated for Wednesday, Dec. 11, computer companies reminded both the House and Senate communications oversight leadership how much they need all that spectrum the government is trying...
The holiday season is officially upon us! Before you pack up the kids to go over the mountain and through the woods to grandma’s house, make sure you can make the car ride even more enjoyable for everyone by...
We’ve watched the FCC move rule-neglecting Class A television stations down to the lower-grade LPTV status during the course of 2012, suggesting that LPTVs are an endangered species ahead of incentive auctions. But it turns out the there are...