Phase 10, the final phase of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) spectrum repack, is set to end on Friday, July 3, 2020. Jean Kiddoo, Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force said:
“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of broadcasters, tower crews, and the wireless industry over the past three years, over 90% of 987 affected television stations have already vacated their pre-auction channels, and wireless services, including 5G, are currently being delivered throughout the United States over the 600 MHz band.”
Of the 987 TV stations that were assigned to new channels, only 92 stations have yet to transition, and the Commission does not anticipate the need for more than a few other short extensions due to unforeseeable circumstances that may arise through no fault of a television station.
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