Had kept them under wraps for two years.
Nine more phases to go in post-incentive auction channel switches.
Says FM's, LPTVs should not be guaranteed share of 2019 $400 million in funds.
The first filing deadline of Transition Progress Reports for full power and Class A stations that will be changing channels during the post-incentive auction transition is Oct. 10
Today’s opening round of bidding by wireless providers in the fourth round of the spectrum incentive auction yielded $17.7 billion—enough to cover the $10 billion that broadcasters asked for 84 MHz of spectrum in the reverse auction, but not enough to meet the first closing criteria of $1.25 MHz/Pop.
Stage three of the TV spectrum incentive auction has now concluded, with broadcasters seeking $40.3 billion for 108 MHz of spectrum, and wireless providers bidding $19.7 billion for the 80 MHz designated for sale.
Four days after stage two of the reverse auction closes, the FCC has announced that it will launch the second stage of the forward auction portion of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction.
What if the reverse and forward auction price points do not initially come together?
The next step in the broadcast incentive auction looks to be about four weeks away, according to the FCC’s public notice on the forward auction.