ANNOUNCEMENT OF FILING WINDOW FOR LPTV AND TV TRANSLATOR DIGITALCOMPANION CHANNEL APPLICATIONS STARTING MAY 1, 2006.FREEZE ON FILING OF LOW POWER TELEVISION, TV TRANSLATOR AND CLASS AANALOG AND DIGITAL CHANGES STARTING APRIL 3, 2006.

In furtherance of the digital broadcast television (DTV) transition and to enable more viewers to realize the many benefits of DTV, the Commission established rules and policies to facilitate the digital transition for low power television (LPTV), TV translator and Class A TV stations. In its Report and Order, the Commission stated that its new rules and policies would “provide flexible and affordable opportunities for digital LPTV and TV translator service, both through the conversion of existing analog service and, where spectrum is available, new digital stations. Continue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT OF FILING WINDOW FOR LPTV AND TV TRANSLATOR DIGITALCOMPANION CHANNEL APPLICATIONS STARTING MAY 1, 2006.FREEZE ON FILING OF LOW POWER TELEVISION, TV TRANSLATOR AND CLASS AANALOG AND DIGITAL CHANGES STARTING APRIL 3, 2006.”

MEDIA BUREAU IS PREPARED TO GRANT CERTAIN AUCTION NO. 37 BROADCAST CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATIONS.

On November 23, 2004, the Federal Communications Commission completed the auction of 288 FM broadcast construction permits (“Auction No. 37”). By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau, under delegated authority, announces that it is prepared to grant the construction permit applications listed in the attached files following the full and timely payment of the remaining balance of the applicant’s winning bid. Therefore, in accordance with the procedures adopted in the Broadcast First Report and Order, a lump sum final payment from the Auction No. 37 winning bidders listed in Attachment A must be received by the Commission within ten business days of the date of this Public Notice, i.e., by February 9, 2006. Continue reading “MEDIA BUREAU IS PREPARED TO GRANT CERTAIN AUCTION NO. 37 BROADCAST CONSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATIONS.”

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES DEPLOYMENT OF "AUTO-TERM,"THE AUTOMATED FEATURE IN ITS UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM THAT IDENTIFIESUNCONSTRUCTED STATIONS RESULTING IN AUTOMATIC TERMINATION OF LICENSES

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) announces it has enhanced the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to include an automated feature, “Auto-Term,” for certain Wireless Radio Services. Auto-Term identifies licenses, and license locations and frequencies (license components) subject to construction or coverage requirements for which a notice of construction or a request for an extension of time to meet the requirements has not been filed by the applicable deadline. Continue reading “WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES DEPLOYMENT OF "AUTO-TERM,"THE AUTOMATED FEATURE IN ITS UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM THAT IDENTIFIESUNCONSTRUCTED STATIONS RESULTING IN AUTOMATIC TERMINATION OF LICENSES”