Shake It Off, Taylor Swift’s Spectrum Advice

Our Love Story begins in 2009. As part of the National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had a bold idea to fix what it foresaw as a looming spectrum crunch for wireless broadband service. The FCC would broker an auction/exchange between television broadcasters and wireless carriers, and shuffle channels around as necessary. In … Continue reading Shake It Off, Taylor Swift’s Spectrum Advice

Next Gen TV: Something to be Thankful For

With Thanksgiving coming up, I’m practicing my Olympic-caliber skills at dodging awkward conversations about politics, religion or when I’m going to have children. And that means having an answer to the question “what are you working on?” that does not immediately cause eyes to glaze over. Spectrum policy is really interesting to me, but I … Continue reading Next Gen TV: Something to be Thankful For

An Innovative Process for an Innovative Proceeding

Next Generation TV is all about finding new and innovative ways for broadcasters to reach the public. That’s why we think it’s very fitting that one of the proceedings Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai picked to pilot the FCC’s innovative approach to transparency is a proposal to move forward with Next Generation TV. … Continue reading An Innovative Process for an Innovative Proceeding

Google and Microsoft Continue Pushing Plan to Seize Channels That Actually Aren’t Vacant

As the broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction inches closer to its conclusion, Google’s so-called “vacant channel” (although more properly known as “Google channel”) proposal has once again crept out of the shadows. The proposal, for those who may have let this debacle fade from their memories, is that before thousands of low-power television stations and … Continue reading Google and Microsoft Continue Pushing Plan to Seize Channels That Actually Aren’t Vacant