FCC spectrum workshop addresses timing, compensation, repacking, more

By Dru Sefton

The FCC’s first spectrum auction workshop for broadcasters, Oct. 26 at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., covered a wide range of concerns from stations, reports Broadcasting & Cable, including new channel assignments, the timing of the auctions and compensation plans for stations giving up bandwidth. And Media Bureau Chief Bill Lake said that while the auctions would directly involved only the top 25 to 35 markets, spectrum repacking will affect far more. The workshop is archived online at the FCC website here.

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