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FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

FCC's Pai Warns Agency Against Strong-Arming Broadcasters in Auction FCC came close to order to eliminate shared service agreements

Did the Federal Communications Commission come close to changing its media ownership rules regarding joint sales agreements and shared service agreements? According to sources, as late as Tuesday, chairman Tom Wheeler…

January 30, 2014, 5:55 PM EST

Wireless Industry, L.A. Stations Launch Channel-Sharing Test Test could convince more broadcasters to give up spectrum

The wireless industry, crying out for more spectrum, has managed to convince two Los Angeles broadcasters to test out channel sharing, where two TV stations would broadcast over the same…

January 28, 2014, 5:32 PM EST

FCC's Tom Wheeler: The Blogging Chairman The FCC will be all about communications 'networks'

On Tom Wheeler's second day as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, or as he called it, the "optimism agency," Wheeler blogged. He talked about himself, the staff he appointed…

November 5, 2013, 5:04 PM EST

Obama Orders Government to Free Up Its Spectrum Horde Directive calls for sharing and investment in new technologies

In an effort to free up more more mobile spectrum, President Obama ordered the government, America's biggest cybersquatter, to figure out ways to put unused federal spectrum into the commercial…

June 14, 2013, 7:41 AM EDT

PwC: Digital Consumption Driving Media Dealmaking Demand for spectrum, streaming content at core of investment activity

Companies in the media industry are making investments to keep up with consumers' shift to digital consumption, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' newly released 2013 U.S. deal insights for the entertainment, media…

April 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

TV Station Coalition Accuses FCC of Manipulating Spectrum Auction Say they won't sell if price is too low

The coalition of TV stations that is considering exiting the TV business to sell their spectrum in the government's upcoming auction could be having second thoughts, especially if selling out…

March 11, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

Companies Spend Millions on TV Stations to Sell in Government Auction 39 stations likely headed for auction in 2014

A number of companies are buying TV stations not for the glamour of the broadcasting business, but for the megahertz. Betting that TV spectrum will bring a tidy profit when…

March 1, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

Your Sluggish WiFi Nightmare Could Soon Come to an End FCC begins new proceeding to free up more high-speed spectrum

Anyone who has used WiFi recently doesn't have to be told that WiFi networks, particularly in public hot spots like airports and conferences, can be iffy, depending on how many…

February 20, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

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