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Mind the (spectrum) gap – a hot item on FCC Thursday agenda

July 13, 2015 5:34 pm

There are three items on the Federal Communications Commission agenda for July 16, but only one big topic: the broadcast incentive auction. What will happen this coming Thursday is less predictable when, late Friday, the FCC said it would waive the sunshine period for the auction procedures [...]

T-Mobile is still trying to change Wheeler’s mind on spectrum reserve

July 6, 2015 12:49 pm

T-Mobile won’t take “no” for an answer from the Federal Communications Commission, which recently confirmed that the agency doesn’t plan to increase the amount of spectrum set-aside for smaller companies in the broadcast incentive auction. Despite an aggressive campaign by T-Mobile, Sprint [...]

Sorry, T-Mobile. Wheeler is sticking with spectrum reserve plan

June 25, 2015 3:16 pm

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed Thursday that he won’t set aside a larger spectrum reserve in the upcoming broadcast incentive auction for bidders other than AT&T and Verizon. The news is a blow to T-Mobile, Sprint, and other smaller carriers that have carried [...]

DOJ piles on FCC’s Wheeler to increase auction spectrum reserve

June 25, 2015 5:45 am

The Department of Justice is adding to the pressure on Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to set aside a larger spectrum reserve in the broadcast incentive auction for bidders other than AT&T and Verizon. Writing to Wheeler, William Baer, the assistant attorney general for [...]

Public TV stations could be squeezed out in spectrum auction [updated]

June 22, 2015 3:05 pm

Public TV stations may not survive the broadcast incentive spectrum auction in some markets. The Federal Communications Commission last Friday denied a petition for reconsideration filed last October by three public broadcasting associations asking that FCC auction rules be revised so that if the [...]

Analysts: Don’t expect big windfall in broadcast incentive auction

June 22, 2015 8:53 am

As the Federal Communications Commission puts the finishing touches on the rules for the 2016 broadcast incentive auction, media and telecom analyst Todd Juenger issued a downbeat report, damping down the hopes of any broadcaster who might be anticipating a big windfall from the sale of spectrum [...]
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