Broadcasters delay spectrum auction for at least year, but hey, they're entitled
broadband, fcc, mobile, nab, public policy
Ten years isn’t so long. Unless you’re a dog. Or the Internet.
The possibility of converting prime spectrum from TV broadcasting to mobile broadband use has been pushed off another year. The FCC is delaying the planned auction of 600 MHz broadcast frequencies until 2016, instead of next summer.
It’ll take that long to sort out a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Broadcasters – the primary lobbying organisation for TV and radio station owners – according to the FCC…
Earlier this week, the court issued a briefing schedule in which the final briefs are not due until late January 2015.