Small cablecos are taking the next step in their fight with the FCC over C-band repack reimbursements. ACA Connects, the association that represents small cable companies, asked a federal court and the FCC to stay the Commission’s September 14 deadline. Broadcasters, who are also impacted by the C-band repack, opposed the request, calling cablecos greedy.
By the deadline, earth station operators that choose a lump sum
reimbursement for vacating the lower portion of the band must do so. The
FCC wants to auction frequencies in the lower portion of the band for
The original deadline was August 31, but the FCC extended it based on a request from the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inside Towers
reported. ACA Connects asked the agency to stay the deadline and
reconsider the underlying decision; it also asked for a decision on the
stay by August 26, which did not happen, reported Multichannel News. Continue Reading