The NAB has been predicting a shortage of tall tower crews, plus winter weather, will seriously impact some broadcasters’ ability to meet the FCC’s spectrum repack deadlines. Now, those predictions are coming true.
While Phase 1, which ended two weeks
ago, was successful, with 79 full-power television stations meeting the
deadline, 11 needed an FCC waiver.
Those were placed in a different
phase that will not impact other stations, NAB EVP Government Relations
Curtis LeGeyt told lawmakers Tuesday. “This will not be the case moving
forward,” as “the repack process becomes more complex.” Continue Reading