Tag Archives: auctions

Court Vacates “Designated Entity” Rules

In 2006, the FCC hustled through revisions of a number of rules affecting eligibility for bidding credits in spectrum auctions. Bad news for the FCC: the Third Circuit has now sent two of the three rule changes back to the agency for a re-do because of shortcomings in the rulemaking process.… Continue Reading

Calendar Updates

Comment deadlines have been set in the Tank Radar proceeding (ET Dkt. No.10-23) and the "Rural Radio" (MB Dkt. No. 09-52) proceeding relating to the new 307(b) "tribal priority". And the rule changes adopted in that latter docket will be effective April 5.… Continue Reading

Extreme Makeover (Not!) – Radio Edition

Remember the "rural radio" rulemaking, launched in April, 2009, which looked to overhaul the FCC's Section 307(b) standards? The initial Report and Order in that proceeding has been released - but those standards were largely untouched. On the other hand, the rules have been changed to assist Native American Tribes get an upper hand in some AM and FM allotment proceedings.… Continue Reading

FCC Takes Another Crack at D Block Rules

 For almost three years now, the FCC has been struggling mightily to devise rules to govern both the auctioning and regulatory framework for the 700 MHz D Block.   This spectrum block has the unique distinction of being a Public Private Partnership — a concept never before tried by the FCC and one which has proved … Continue Reading