NAB files lawsuit against FCC incentive auction

Tuesday 19 August 2014 | 08:54 CET | News
The National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition for review with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging elements of the Federal Communications Commission's proposed broadcast spectrum incentive auction. The lobby group is questioning the FCC's methodology used to predict local television coverage areas and population served. According to the NAB, this could result in a significant loss of viewership at some TV stations after the FCC "repacks" them into a shrunken TV band. The suit accuses the FCC of failure to take steps to preserve licensees' coverage areas

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


FCC gets 80 applications for AWS-3 auction

Published 03 Oct 2014 09:30 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it has received 80 applications for Auction 97, scheduled to start on 13 ...

TWC to pay USD 1.1 mln to resolve outage report violation

Published 27 Aug 2014 14:58 CET | United States
Time Warner Cable (TWC) has been ordered to pay USD 1.1 million to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to resolve an ...

FCC proposes rules to open mobile auctions to smaller firms

Published 04 Aug 2014 09:05 CET | United States
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated a proposal to open new opportunities for small and growing businesses in wireless ...

FCC updates spectrum caps

Published 16 May 2014 09:18 CET | United States
The US Federal Communications Commission has updated its rules limiting the amount of spectrum rights each company can hold. When ...

FCC adopts rules on incentive auction

Published 15 May 2014 20:19 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules to implement the Broadcast Television Incentive Auction. The ...

FCC to add Sprint, Dish spectrum to spectrum screen

Published 25 Apr 2014 20:57 CET | United States
The FCC is planning to add much of Sprint and Dish Network's spectrum portfolios to its so-called spectrum screen, which will ...

FCC advances efforts for auction of 65 MHz spectrum

Published 31 Mar 2014 19:37 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a Report and Order that advances ongoing efforts to make more spectrum ...

FCC confirms Dish as winner of H block auction

Published 04 Mar 2014 13:02 CET | United States
The US FCC has confirmed Dish Network as the winner of the so-called H Block spectrum in the 1,900 MHz band. The satellite pay-TV ...