FCC to Hold Workshop for Broadcasters on Incentive Auctions
Free conference open to the public, will be streamed live online
October 12, 2012
The FCC has released details about a workshop it will be holding on Oct. 26 to
provide information to broadcasters on its recently released incentive auction
The afternoon conference, part of the commission’s
“Learning Everything About Reverse-Auctions Now Program
(LEARN),” will provide information about issues raised in the NPRM
that are particularly relevant to broadcasters considering participating in the
auction, including proposed auction designs, the mechanics of participation,
and station eligibility. It will also focus on issues of interest to
broadcasters that may choose not to participate, including proposed band plans
and possible approaches to repacking.
The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s
headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is free and open to the public,
with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. The
session will be broadcast live over the Internet at Questions from the Internet audience can be submitted anonymously via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org and via Twitter using the hashtag, #fcclive.
Additional information about the LEARN Program is available at http://www.fcc.gov/live.
1:30–1:35 Welcoming Remarks,
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
1:35–1:45 Overview: How the Pieces
Fit Together, Gary Epstein, Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force
1:45–2:00 Reverse Auction Design Proposals,
Brett Tarnutzer, Chief Data Officer, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Eligibility, Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
2:15–2:30 Forward Auction and New
Band Plans, Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
2:30–2:45 Interference Proposals and
Repacking, Julie Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
2:45–3:15 Questions: Moderator,
Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor, Media Bureau
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon
request. Requests should include a description of the accommodation needed.
Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should
FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as
early as possible to
or call the Consumer
& Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432
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