Broadcasters want FCC to lift freeze on license modifications

05/7/2013 | TVTechnology.com

Broadcasters have asked the Federal Communications Commission to reverse its decision to put a stop to full-power and Class A low-power TV station modification applications, according to a letter from NAB's Rick Kaplan to FCC Media Bureau chief Bill Lake. The freeze order is being blamed as a reason for the downfall of Dielectric, one of the few suppliers of equipment that will be required for post-spectrum auction repacking, according to broadcasters. "At this point, as a result of the freeze, the timeframe set forth in the incentive auction legislation no longer appears to be possible," Kaplan wrote.

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