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.
Lawsuits Target FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules filed the first volley of lawsuits this week. USTelecom, which represents the broadband industry, filed a lawsuit in the U.S.
FCC Commissioner Wants More Spectrum for WiFi
FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel today said the government needs to do a better job of allocating spectrum for unlicensed access, such as WiFi. Rosenworcel, speaking at the State of the Net Conference, emphasized the importance of WiFi and the role it plays in the economy.
its all about that root of all evil
They didnt see this coming?
This all feels very backwards.