Originally published: February 7, 2011
Last updated: February 7, 2011 - 9:33pm
The National Association of Broadcasters and the Association of Maximum Service Television asked a federal appeals court to hold off on ruling on their appeal of the Federal Communications Commission's white spaces decision until the FCC finishes hearing more challenges to those rules.
Two years ago to the day on Feb. 7. 2009, the NAB and MSTV filed suit against the FCC's unanimous decision to allow unlicensed devices like laptops and smart radios to share the spectrum also used by digital TV stations. Broadcasters have always been concerned that the devices could interfere with their signals, signals they are now having to defend from a government push to reclaim spectrum for wireless broadband.
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