House E&C Hearing Scheduled On FCC Spectrum Repack Update


The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), will delve into the how the post-FCC Spectrum Auction repack process is unfolding.

The hearing, titled “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges,” is set for Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10am. It will be held in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The FCC is in the midst of reorganizing broadcasters into remaining TV bands following the spectrum incentive auction earlier this year. Next week’s #SubCommTech hearing will provide members the opportunity to receive an update on the FCC’s repacking process.

“The broadcast incentive auction empowered broadcasters, businesses, networks, and consumers to play a role in the way that our nation makes spectrum allocation decisions, and it successfully cleared 84MHz of spectrum while raising $19.8 billion in bids,” Blackburn said. “It is critical the FCC works expeditiously to repack the remaining broadcasters without disruption to consumers. I look forward to receiving an update on our continued efforts to usher in a new era of wireless broadband.”

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available HERE as they are posted.