FCC To Vote On Disbursing $1B In Repack Funds

The FCC will be voting on a proposal at its March 15 meeting to establish rules for handing out the additional $1 billion Congress approved for post incentive-auction TV station (and now some radio station) repack/moving expenses.

NAB: FCC Should Prioritize Direct Repack Expenses

The National Association of Broadcasters says the FCC should not use scarce post-incentive auction repack funds to help Microsoft’s white spaces initiative, or pay T-Mobile for its side deals to help LPTVs clear off spectrum early so T-Mobile, the largest bidder in the TV spectrum auction, could get earlier access to reclaimed channels.