CTIA Asks FCC to Reject Most Auction Challenges

'Actions That Would Seek to Delay or Undermine its Success'
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Wireless carriers are telling the FCC to reject most of the broadcasters' challenges to its incentive auction, including to TVStudy software and the status of LPTV's.

In a replay to petitions to reconsider various part of its May incentive auction order due Wednesday — there were 31 challenges of one sort or another — CTIA: The Wireless Association said the FCC should reaffirm that it is under no obligation to reserve channels for wireless microphones. Broadcast journalists had sought that change, and that low power TV stations have "few to no rights in the incentive auction process."

CTIA said the FCC should reject broadcasters pitch for switching to a national broadband plan — it would reduce the potential amount of broadcast spectrum available for auction — or requests that would delay the licensing of the band for wireless.

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