Broadcasters Hit FCC With Lawsuit Over White Spaces
The National Association of Broadcasters and the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) have sued the Federal Communications Commission over its plan to permit use of unlicensed devices to send/receive broadcasts in white space spectrum. The NAB and MSTV contend that using the white spaces for such purposes will interfere with neighboring spectrum and disrupt television broadcasts. The groups are seeking to reverse the FCC's decision and prevent the use of white space spectrum. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Court Says FCC's Incentive Auction Can Proceed
A federal appeals court today denied broadcasters' bid to derail the FCC's forthcoming reverse auction. The incentive auction, set to take place in mid 2016, will see wireless companies bid for spectrum owned by television broadcasters.
FCC Sets 126 MHz Clearing Target for Reverse Auction
The FCC today announced it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz during the reverse part of the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. Television broadcasters have agreed to part with this spectrum.
FCC Says Applications for Incentive Auction Due Today
Today marks the deadline for companies planning to participate in the upcoming reverse auction to file their applications. The FCC will accept entries until the end of the day.
Incentive Auction Fails to Attract Big Spenders
The FCC's 600MHz incentive auction is proceeding slowly and may need to be reset. After 27 rounds of bidding, the total amount bid has reached only $23 billion, far short of the $88.4 billion clearing cost set during the reverse part of the auction earlier this year.
its all about that root of all evil
They didnt see this coming?
This all feels very backwards.