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Manassas, VA - In advance of the FCC’s consideration this week of a new auction of television broadcast spectrum, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the nation’s largest association of Christian communicators, voiced support for a comprehensive spectrum inventory.
Spectrum auctions are fine, say the chairs of three congressional caucuses representing minority interests, but the FCC needs to make sure those minority communities don't lose TV service. And they note that low-power stations are particularly important.
Sources confirm allotment optimization model is not part of draft proposal scheduled to be voted by commission Friday By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/24/2012 5:34:43 PM Multiple FCC sources confirm that when the commission issues a spectrum incentive auction...
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...