FCC Freezes TV Station Channel Changes

In another example of how seriously the FCC is considering the reallocation of portions of the TV spectrum for wireless broadband use, the commission today issued a Public Notice freezing any new petitions for changes in the channels of television stations. Since the DTV transition, almost 100 stations have changed channels — mostly moving from VHF to UHF channels, as TV operators have in determined that VHF channels are subject to more interference and viewer complaints about over-the-air reception.