FCC Postpones Spectrum Auction

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The FCC’s plan to auction off 600 MHz spectrum licences returned by broadcasters has been deferred until at least 2016, following what the Commission describes as a recalibration of its proposed timing. It was seeking to hold the auction in mid-2015.

In a blog post, Gary Epstein, chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force, suggested that now was a good time to take stock and carefully to consider and recalibrate its proposed timing for the commencement of the incentive auction.

He admitted there were “undeniable impediments” to its efforts to implement a successful auction. “As Chairman Wheeler indicated several weeks ago, the court challenges to the auction rules by some broadcasters have introduced uncertainty,” he advised. More at advanced-television

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