Status Update On FCC's Proposed Broadcast Incentive Auction

Law360, New York (June 10, 2015, 10:19 AM EDT) -- Mid-2015 seems like a good time to consider the status of the Federal Communications Commission proposed voluntary incentive auction of television broadcast spectrum and to offer a few tentative predictions.

Background

Starting in 2012, the FCC began preparations for the incentive auction, which had been authorized by Congress as part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The incentive auction is a very complex subject, which the FCC has said would be the most complicated undertaking it has ever attempted. (The FCC is more than 80 years old.)

The purpose of the incentive auction is to...

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