• TV White Spaces and Unlicensed Use
  • September 14, 2017
  • Parties have submitted filings to the FCC regarding the use of TV White Space channels for unlicensed devices. In particular, Microsoft along with the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) filed comments citing a new Microsoft study that allegedly proves that preserving a single UHF white space would have virtually no effect on LPTV or translators. For this reason, they support the Commission making the spectrum available immediately. The LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition submitted a filing in the same docket stating that Microsoft and fellow members of the DSA actually delayed the auction for over a year, which ultimately “depressed” the outcome of the auction. For this reason, LPTV suggests that DSA wait the outcome of the various auctions and associated spectrum relocation.