The FCC ‘s plans for administering the auction of television spectrum for the purpose of creating more space for wireless broadband will be unveiled at the September Open Meeting on the books for 9/28/12.
Broadcasters are concerned about issues such as channel repacking, the delivery on the promise that participation is truly voluntary and compensation issues both for stations surrendering spectrum and for those forced to move.
The meeting begins at 10:30AM.
In announcing the agenda, the Commission did not in any way tip its hand as to the content of its spectrum auction NPRM.
Here is the agenda for the meeting, which includes two other matters.
TITLE: Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update, streamline, or eliminate earth and space station licensing requirements, reducing regulatory burdens on licensees and accelerating delivery of new satellite services to consumers.
2. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
TITLE: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement an incentive auction of broadcast television spectrum.
3. WIRELESS TELE COMMUNICATIONS
TITLE: Policies Regarding Mobile Spectrum Holdings
SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that initiates a review of its policies governing mobile spectrum holdings.