5G is Coming! Wait – What’s 5G?

By | April 1st, 2016|Legal News|

New services promise exceptional performance. Just not everywhere. And not soon. After the successes of 3G and 4G mobile services, something called 5G was inevitable. It’s still a ways off, but the outlines are taking shape. The hallmark of 5G mobile service will be blindingly fast data speeds, possibly in the gigabit-per-second range, faster than … Continue Reading

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Comment Deadlines Set in White Space Database Clean-up Proceeding

By | March 22nd, 2016|Legal News|

Last month we reported on the FCC’s proposals aimed at reducing the problems that could arise when use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz band becomes widespread. The Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making has now been published in the Federal Register, which means we now know the deadlines for comments on those proposals. … Continue Reading

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Court Denies Videohouse Three Stay Request, Clearing Way for Incentive Auction to Move Forward on Schedule

By | March 20th, 2016|Legal News|

Initial Commitment Module preview period opens March 24 – would-be reverse auction participants should take advantage of it. Talk about anti-climax! Well after the close of normal business hours on Friday, March 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the Videohouse Three’s motion for a stay of the Incentive Auction with … Continue Reading

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Court to FCC: Let Latina Into the Auction!

By | March 18th, 2016|Legal News|

D.C. Circuit grants one aspect of stay request, leaving the Incentive Auction on track For the time being, the Incentive Auction is still on track: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has granted the stay request of Latin Broadcasters of Daytona Beach, LLC. Wait – the auction is on track, but the … Continue Reading

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A Glimpse of Reverse Auction Future

By | March 3rd, 2016|Legal News|

FCC releases samples of file formats to be provided to reverse auction participants during auction. In case we were all figuring that the reverse auction was going to be a walk in the park, the FCC has given us a glimpse of Reverse Auction Future by posting the “reverse auction file format specifications” that will … Continue Reading

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Incentive Auction Update – Another Stay Request Makes it to the D.C. Circuit

By | March 3rd, 2016|Legal News|

We have previously reported that one party (Latina Broadcasters of Daytona Beach, LLC) has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay either (a) the exclusion of Latina’s application from the upcoming reverse auction) or (b) the reverse auction itself. And now the Videohouse Three (about whose appeal we have also … Continue Reading

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White Space Database Clean-up

By | March 1st, 2016|Legal News|

FCC opens rulemaking to address white space geolocation questions. Everybody interested in 600 MHz – whether broadcasters sweating the repacking process, carriers planning to bid on new spectrum, or one of the many other current spectrum users wondering what the future will look like – share a common concern: How will the FCC ensure that … Continue Reading

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Update – Latina to FCC: “Stay!”

By | February 28th, 2016|Legal News|

As the FCC plows ahead with plans to start its reverse auction process by requiring initial commitments by 6:00 p.m. (ET) on March 29, 2016, efforts by stations seeking a ticket into the reverse auction through Class A protection continue down at the D.C. Circuit. As we have reported, the Videohouse Three managed to get … Continue Reading

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The Videohouse Saga Speeds Up

By | February 23rd, 2016|Legal News|

Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it. That may be what counsel for Videohouse is thinking just now, as the D.C. Circuit has granted their motion for an expedited briefing schedule. That’s good news for them, right? (Unclear on the background here? Take a look at this post and then come … Continue Reading

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