Spectrum Auction Inter-Service Interference 3rd R&O

In this Order the FCC resolves the remaining technical issues affecting the operation of new 600 MHz wireless licensees and broadcast television stations in areas where they operate on the same or adjacent channels in geographic proximity. Specifically, they adopted the methodology and the regulatory framework for the protection of both wireless services and broadcasting in the post-auction environment that were proposed in October 2014. The FCC affirmed the decision regarding the methodology to be used during the incentive auction to predict inter-service interference between broadcasting and wireless services and also affirmed our decision declining to adopt a cap on the aggregate amount of new interference a broadcast television station may receive from other television stations in the repacking process.


3rd Report & Order and 1st Order on Recon [1239 KB PDF]