FCC Estimates $2.1B In Repack Costs After Incentive Auction

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Friday announced a preliminary cost estimate of $2.1 billion associated with new channel assignments resulting from the incentive action aimed at clearing a chunk of spectrum for wireless use, which concluded earlier this year and raised a total of $19.8 billion.

The FCC’s approximation drew a sharp response, however, from the National Association of Broadcasters, which said it fails to account for all of the stations that will incur costs in the repack and severely low-balls the amount of subsidies the...
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