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As the FCC prepares to set final opening bid prices and start accepting broadcaster applications for participating in the incentive auction, it has released its guidance on prohibited communications during the auction process. That will include a prohibition on...
Sprint Corp (S.N) will not join the U.S. government's auction of airwaves set for early 2016, as it has adequate airwaves to currently build out its network and for its future needs, the company said on Saturday. The U.S. Federal...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is one of the most important regulatory agencies in the U.S. government, and perhaps in the world. With statutory authority over the nation's communications apparatus, systems and devices, the FCC holds the power to...
This commentary first appeared on the blog of Convergence Services, Inc. and is reprinted with the permission of the author. The news that Sesame Street is migrating from PBS to HBO is not the only indicator this summer that an...
Officials at the Federal Communications Commission are facing a historic challenge. The agency is being asked to do something that has never before been tried: a two-step auction of American airwaves that is intended to shift resources from broadcasters to...
House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) says that if the FCC decides to set aside a channel for unlicensed use after the broadcast incentive auction and give it precedence over broadcasters, he thinks that "violates the law." The FCC...
The National Association of Broadcasters blasted the FCC's incentive auction procedures vote Thursday, calling it a "major setback" for those looking for a successful auction that lowballs station prices, undercuts claims the auction is voluntary and hurts LPTVs and translators....
It's Time To Disclose The Impact Austin TX - August 5, 2015 - - The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) is calling for full disclosure of the impact of the upcoming spectrum auction to Low Power Television (LPTV) and Translator...
Republican Reps Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) have advised FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the FCC should not prioritize unlicensed devices over low-power TV's or translators in the repack of TV stations following the broadcast incentive auction. That...
The issue of the impact of the broadcast incentive auction on translators, which relay full-power TV station signals to hard-to-reach areas, is getting a lot of attention this week. Read the story on B&C -
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