DC Circ. Tosses LPTV Challenge To Spectrum Auction

Law360, New York (August 30, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit nixed a challenge brought by low-power television broadcasters against a Federal Communications Commission decision to repurpose their spectrum in the ongoing incentive auction, finding Tuesday that the LPTVs had been subject to displacement by wireless licensees “long before” the auction.

LPTV station owners Mako Communications LLC and Beach TV Properties had argued that the commission illegally relegated them to secondary status behind wireless services so as to take away some of the LPTV stations' spectrum and give it to wireless companies. But a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Mako Communications, LLC v. FCC

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

August 6, 2015

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