FCC Unveils New Auction Website


GavelWith Tuesday’s deadline looming for television owners to inform the FCC whether they “think” they intend to take part in the spectrum incentive auction, the commission unveiled a new auction website.

On the new site, (https://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/fcc-initiatives/incentive-auctions) the agency explains why the commission is conducting the auction, how the process works, and what the public needs to do to continue to receive over-the-air television stations once the auction ends, according to Charlie Meisch of the agency’s Incentive Auction Task Force.

For television owners, there’s a link to the Auction 1000 page to access the application form, tutorials and other information: http://wireless.fcc.gov/auctions/incentive-auctions/broadcast-incentive-auction.html

Tuesday, Dec. 12 is the deadline for television owners to file Form 177, however they have more time to decide whether to accept the FCC’s offer and surrender their spectrum in the auction.