What Consensus Really Means and the Importance of Driving It

In December, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted an oversight hearing on the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) implementation of the Spectrum Act, and specifically the Commission’s work on the upcoming voluntary broadcast incentive auction. One of the most instructive moments of the hearing occurred during a series of questions posed to then-FCC Chairman … Continue reading What Consensus Really Means and the Importance of Driving It

Working Toward an Effective Band Plan

Today AT&T, the National Association of Broadcasters and Verizon jointly posted the following blog: The TV broadcast spectrum incentive auction proceeding raises some of the most difficult engineering challenges the FCC has ever faced.  One thing is clear:  a successful auction must start with an effective band plan.  A band plan must seek to mitigate … Continue reading Working Toward an Effective Band Plan