Verizon and AT&T aren’t getting the auction they wanted, but they’re not the only one’s upset with the FCC’s auction framework. The rules, however, were a big win for smaller carriers and unlicensed spectrum.
The FCC has issued its proposed rules for the 2015 incentive auction, which aims to repurpose a sizable chunk of the UHF TV band for 4G. The FCC will make its first — but not last — vote in May.
LA stations KLCS and KJLA found that two HD and two SD streams could share the same TV channel. If broadcasters choose to consolidate their airwaves, it could be a boon to the mobile industry.
The TV airwaves over Los Angeles got a bit more crowded last month as two stations tested whether sharing the same broadcast channel is feasible. Their report could determine whether the FCC’s upcoming incentive auction succeeds.