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FCC Issues Big Fines to Sprint and Mobilitie for Siting Violations

(But Doesn’t Offer Much Explanation as to Details or Guidance for Future Acceptable Action) On April 10, the FCC released Orders and associated Consent Decrees resolving investigations into alleged violations of the site registration and/or pre-construction environmental review procedures by Sprint and Mobilitie. In the past, the Commission has made it clear that it means … Continue Reading

Sprint Agrees to Buy New Equipment for Television Broadcasters

By Raymond Quianzon

As many broadcasters are aware, Sprint has been negotiating with stations all over the nation to replace certain broadcast auxiliary equipment and reconfigure frequency use at 2 GHz.  While negotiations with full-power broadcasters have been underway for quite some time, discussions with other affected groups - including LPTV and translator licensees and operators of unlicensed remote pick-up equipment (under the 720 hour rule) - had not even begun as of July 31. But as of August 1 that has changed: Sprint has agreed to negotiate with the latter group but has set a very limited time frame for negotiations. Anyone with any interest in this matter should read the following

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