After word got out that the FCC commissioners were looking at an NPRM on incentive auctions designed to repurpose television spectrum for mobile broadband, an item on that topic has been placed on the prospective agenda for the FCC’s 9/28/12 Open Meeting.
Also on the agenda: An item concerning satellites and another on mobile spectrum policy.
From the FCC, here is a description of what’s in store:
* Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services: Advancing the Commission’s regulatory reform efforts, 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.
* Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum through Incentive Auctions: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement an incentive auction of broadcast television spectrum.
* A Review of Policies Regarding Mobile Spectrum Holdings: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that initiates a review of its policies governing mobile spectrum holdings.