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FCC Sets Comment Scheduled for Auction Challenges

The FCC will give those opposed to petitions to reconsider the FCC's May broadcast incentive auction order until Nov. 12 to file those, with oppositions due Nov. 24.

The National Association of Broadcasters and Sinclair went directly to court with their issues with the auction item, but a number of petitions to reconsider were filed, including by noncommercial broadcasters who want the FCC to explicitly preserve noncommercial licenses in every market, and the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition, which wants the FCC to fix calculations of TV station interference and signal contours.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.