At its open meeting on March 31, 2016 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted along party lines (3-2) to adopt a Lifeline Modernization Order implementing significant changes to the Lifeline Universal Service Program, the most significant of which is an expansion of the program to cover broadband service.
This morning, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the FCC’s new online public file requirements for radio stations, cable systems, DBS operators, and SDARS operators.
As summer approaches, many stations are preparing for the arrival of summer interns.
ATSC-designed transmission system promises lots of upside, minimal downside – as long as the FCC and marketplace cooperate.
This morning, the FCC announced that the initial clearing target for the reverse auction will be 126 MHz, which at the high end of expected clearing targets.
After taking more than a year to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding broadband Internet privacy, today the FCC denied requests from multiple parties for extensions of time to file comments.
126 MHz Incentive Auction Clearing Target Set – Reverse Auction for TV Stations to Bid to Surrender Their Spectrum to Wireless Users to Begin May 31
This morning, the FCC released a Public Notice, announcing that the spectrum clearing target for the initial stage of the Incentive Auction will be 126 MHz.
In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System.
FCC Application Processing Decisions – No Reasonable Transmitter Site Assurance Necessary for Auction Applications, Change in Control of Nonprofit Governing Board Fatal to Pending Applications
There were several recent FCC decisions on application processing matters worthy of note.
The FCC has released a Public Notice, as promised by FCC Chairman Wheeler at last week’s NAB convention, asking for public comment on the proposal filed by the National Association of Broadcasters, the Consumer Technology Association and others requesting that the Commission approve ATSC 3.0, the next transmission system for over-the-air television broadcasting.