Wireless Lobby: Plenty Of Spectrum Demand

A major Washington wireless trade group on Wednesday said that participation in the first part of the FCC’s incentive auction had been robust, even though it did not hit a key target. The NAB used the results from the first round to cast doubt on wireless industry claims of the sale’s necessity, but wireless trade group CTIA Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann painted the more than $20 billion that was bid as a victory.

Groups Go Back To Court Over Net Neutrality

CTIA-The Wireless Association and other groups on Friday filed petitions for a federal appeals court case to be reheard by all of the court’s judges.

CTIA Taps Cole To Lead Government Affairs

Former NAB executive Kelly Cole will lead the wireless trade groups lobbying effort in Washiington.

 

CTIA: Spectrum Pipeline Needs To Be Refilled

The broadcast incentive auction hasn’t even been held yet, but the wireless industry is worried that there will be no new spectrum in the pipeline after the final gavel falls.

New Lawsuits Over FCC Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC’s net neutrality rules came under a new legal assault Tuesday, as AT&T and the major wireless and cable industry groups sued to overturn the order. AT&T and its trade group CTIA — The Wireless Association, which also represents Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, filed lawsuits in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, as did the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, whose members include Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. The American Cable Association, which represents smaller cable operators, went to the same court.

Meredith Baker Exits Comcast For CTIA

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former FCC commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is now headed for the CTIA-The Wireless Association. Baker’s first day as president and CEO of the wireless lobby will be June 2. She succeeds Steve Largent, who announced last October he would exit the wireless lobby after 11 years.

LA Stations Test Channel Sharing

The FCC and the CTIA-The Wireless Association believe that having two TV stations share the same 6 MHz of spectrum currently used by just one station will provide broadcasters what they need to do business and open up much desired spectrum for the wireless industry. Right now they are finding out of it can successfully be done.

The FCC and the CTIA-The Wireless Association believe that having two TV stations share the same 6 MHz of spectrum currently used by just one station will provide broadcasters what they need to do business and open up much desired spectrum for the wireless industry.

Right now they’re finding out if it can be successfully done.

– See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/la-stations-decode-channel-sharing-question/269112#sthash.ZOupJ1fM.dpuf

The FCC and the CTIA-The Wireless Association believe that having two TV stations share the same 6 MHz of spectrum currently used by just one station will provide broadcasters what they need to do business and open up much desired spectrum for the wireless industry.

Right now they’re finding out if it can be successfully done.

– See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/la-stations-decode-channel-sharing-question/269112#sthash.ZOupJ1fM.dpuf

The FCC and the CTIA-The Wireless Association believe that having two TV stations share the same 6 MHz of spectrum currently used by just one station will provide broadcasters what they need to do business and open up much desired spectrum for the wireless industry.

Right now they’re finding out if it can be successfully done.

– See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/la-stations-decode-channel-sharing-question/269112#sthash.ZOupJ1fM.dpuf

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KLCS, KJLA In Channel Sharing Pilot Project

The two Los Angeles stations, in conjunction with CTIA, ask the FCC to let them conduct a series of tests that will culminate in KLCS “hosting” KJLA’s content and transmitting a shared stream that will combine the two stations’ primary and multicast content.

NAB Counters CTIA’s BAS Spectrum Plan

The trade group tells the FCC that “CTIA’s gold-rush mentality to stockpile spectrum has left its proposal and corresponding analysis lacking any perspective on the value of the current use of the 2095-2110 MHz band to the American public.”

NAB: CTIA Request Threatens Public Safety

NAB says that the wireless industry group’s request that the FCC reallocate some BAS spectrum for mobile broadband will damage TV stations’ ability “to provide breaking coverage of devastating storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires.”

NAB, CTIA Seek More Auction Comment Time

The NAB and The Wireless Association have jointly asked the FCC for a one-month extension, from Dec. 22 until Jan. 25, 2013, of the deadline for filing comments in response to the commission’s notice of proposed rulemaking on how best to handle the proposed broadcast spectrum auctions; expected to be held sometime in 2014.

NAB, CTIA Jointly Oppose Spectrum Fees

The two groups are joined by three others in a letter to the congressional Super Committee charged with reducing the federal deficit, asking it to reject a provision in the jobs bill that would empower the FCC to impose more than $4 billion in new spectrum user fees over 10 years.

TVNEWSCHECK FOCUS ON WASHINGTON

Stations Face ‘Formidable’ Spectrum Lobby

It’s an uphill fight for broadcasters trying to stall or mitigate the FCC’s plan to reclaim a large hunk of broadcast spectrum and repurpose it for wireless broadband. The plan enjoys the backing of some of the biggest names in wireless, consumer electronics and the high-tech world, not to mention the White House and fiscal conservatives on the Hill.

CASH FOR SPECTRUM

CTIA, CEA: Spectrum Auction To Yield $33B

The CTIA-The Wireless Association and Consumer Electronics Association submitted a white paper to the FCC that says the commission’s proposed TV spectrum auction will help balance the federal budget by contributing more than $33 billion.