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.
Upfront payments from bidders for relinquished TV spectrum are due July 1, the Federal Communications Commission announced today.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Incentive Auction Task Force today announced that Jean L. Kiddoo is joining the task force as Deputy Chair for Transition.