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Chairman and commissioners spar over FCC spectrum auction simulation

May 21, 2015 1:29 pm

When the FCC Incentive Auction Task force released data on a simulation of the upcoming broadcast incentive spectrum auction Wednesday, GOP commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly promptly took the results and the process to task. The simulations “are not even based on the methodology [...]

AT&T proposes small carrier protections for spectrum auction rules

May 11, 2015 2:21 pm

At the same time that Dish chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen was using his quarterly earnings call to defend his company’s use of the Federal Communications Commissions’ designated entity rules during the AWS-3 spectrum auction, AT&T issued a blog post to propose a change to [...]

Sprint “keeping an eye” on broadcast incentive auction rules

May 5, 2015 10:43 am

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure called the upcoming offer of TV station spectrum to wireless companies as a “once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire low band spectrum.” But Claure’s enthusiasm was tempered by what the FCC may or may not do in terms of the broadcast incentive [...]

Opinion—The FCC could rob Peter to pay Paul

April 29, 2015 6:11 pm

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the commission staff has been on the road actively promoting TV station participation in the broadcast incentive auction. “Let me make the pitch one more time,” said Wheeler at the conclusion of his speech to broadcasters at the National Association of [...]

Verizon accuses Dish of collusion in recent spectrum auction

April 27, 2015 5:02 pm

Verizon is accusing Dish of collusion in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction, an auction that surpassed all expectations by bringing in $41 billion. Dish gained access to a large swath of spectrum in the auction through two companies in which it had a non-controlling, but majority financial [...]

CBO: Broadcast incentive auction to net $10-$40 Billion

April 22, 2015 7:46 am

A Congressional Budget Office report estimated that the broadcast incentive auction could net the government between $10 and $40 billion. The mid-range estimate of the proceeds is $25 billion. The CBO did the analysis at the request of Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.). Since the Federal Communications [...]
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