The Incentive Auction Task Force and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau also Announce Number of Forward Auction Blocks, Mailing of Final Confidential Status Letters, and Important Upcoming Events and Dates for Auction 1001 Continue reading “Initial Clearing Target of 126 MegaHertz Set For The Broadcast Television Spectrums Incentive Auction; Bidding In The Clock Phase Of The Reverse Auction (Auction1001) Will Start On May 31, 2016
In this Declaratory Ruling, we determine that the Spectrum Act’s reimbursement mandate encompasses “costs reasonably incurred” prior to the close of the auction that otherwise are eligible for reimbursement. Continue reading “FCC determines that the Spectrum Act’s reimbursement mandate encompasses “costs reasonably incurred” prior to the close of the auction that otherwise are eligible for reimbursement.”
This Public Notice announces and describes the Commission’s upcoming plans to modify the Commission’s Registration System (“CORES”). These modifications, which will take effect on or about September 1, 2016, will implement several user-specific identification requirements designed to enhance security and makes CORES more user friendly.Specifically, these changes will: Continue reading “New User-Specific Id Requirements to Access The FCC’s Commission Registration System (CORES)”
Today, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) announces updates to its FMModel software to increase its utility for determining potential exposure from FM broadcast station radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields. The FMModel software was developed by the FCC in 1997 as a standalone executable program to calculate RF power density at ground level from a single FM broadcast station antenna, given the height, power, and type of antenna on a tower. The new release announced today brings FMModel into the modern age by making it available as a webpage, enabling the capability to work with a wider variety of operating systems, and streamlining the antenna types offered to more accurately represent the measured data published in 1985 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
On October 21, 2015, the Commission adopted a Report and Order in the Matter of Revitalization of the AM Radio Service. The AM Revitalization Order was released on October 23, 2015, and published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2016. In the AM Revitalization Order, the Commission amended Section 73.1560 of the Commission’s rules to permit AM stations to commence operation using Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) control technology without prior Commission authority, provided that within 10 days after commencement of MDCL operation, the AM station licensee submits a completed FCC Form 338, AM Station MDCL Notification. FCC Form 338 identifies the AM station and specifies the technical details of the station’s MDCL operation. The rules adopted in the AM Revitalization Order become effective February 18, 2016, with the exception of Section 73.1560, which contained a new information collection necessitating Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.