The Consumer Electronics Association, CTIA: The Wireless Association, and the Telecommunications Industry Association have asked the FCC for a 30-day extension on the comment deadlines for incentive auction procedures.
Currently the deadline is Jan. 30 for initial comments and Feb. 27 for replies.
They argue that will give them more time for subject matter experts to examine the "novel" issues raised by the two-sided broadcast incentive auction, which everyone is in general agreements represents the most complicated auction the FCC has ever undertaken.
Some of those experts, it points out, are currently involved in the still-ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction, which is on holiday break until the first of the year.
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