FCC tentatively sets March 29, 2016, as start date for 600 MHz incentive auction
July 20, 2015
The FCC currently plans to start next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum on March 29, 2016, according to an FCC website. That would keep the agency just on target to meet FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's goal of starting the complex auction in the first quarter of next year, which ends March 31.
Last week the FCC postponed its vote on rules for the incentive auction until Aug. 6 after pressure from Congress to push back the vote that had been planned for the agency's July 16 meeting. The FCC is going to allow more time for stakeholders, including broadcasters and carriers, to review information to the FCC and submit filings on the rules.