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FCC Sets March 29, 2016, as Incentive Auction Date

The Federal Communications Commission has set March 29, 2016, as the planned start date for the broadcast incentive auction.

That is according to the title of the incentive auction procedures item, currently in circulation to the other commissioners after the FCC delayed a planned July 16 vote on the item until early next month. An FCC source confirmed that is indeed the target date, which would definitely be pushing the long-advertised first-quarter 2016 start to the tail end of the time frame.

FierceWireless noted the date in a Web story Monday (July 20).

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

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.