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Released: February 26, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 14-254

February 26, 2014

OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR

METHODOLOGY FOR PREDICTING POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE BETWEEN

BROADCAST TELEVISION AND WIRELESS SERVICES

ET Docket No. 14-14

GN Docket No. 12-268

Comment Date: March 17, 2014

On January 29, 2014, the Office of Engineering & Technology (“OET”) released a Public Notice
in this docket seeking comment on a methodology for predicting potential interference between broadcast
television and licensed wireless services. In a jointly filed “Motion for Extension of Time,” the National
Association of Broadcasters (“NAB”), ABC Television Affiliates Association, CBS Television Network
Affiliates Association, FBC Television Affiliates Association, NBC Television Affiliates, The Walt
Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Inc., NBCUniversal Media, LLC, CBS Corporation, Univision
Television Group Inc., Association of Public Television Stations (“APTS”), and Public Broadcasting
Service (“PBS”) ask pursuant to section 1.46 of the Commission’s Rules1 that the comment deadline be
extended by 30 days from the original deadline of February 28, 2014.2 As described below, we grant in
part the joint request to extend the comment filing deadline with regard to comments to the Public Notice
of the inter-service interference methodology.
It is the Commission's policy under Section 1.46(a) that extensions of time are not routinely
granted. In the instant case, however, we find that extending the comment period for remarks on the
inter-service interference methodology and questions posed in the Public Notice will serve the public
interest by allowing commenters additional time to review the technical contents of the PN and its
appendix. Accordingly, we hereby extend the deadline for filing comments to March 17, 2014. This
action is taken pursuant to authority found in Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended, 47 U.S.C. § 154(i), and in the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46.

1 47 C.F.R. § 1.46.
2 See “Motion for Extension of Time” dated February 20, 2014, jointly filed by National Association of Broadcasters
(“NAB”), ABC Television Affiliates Association, CBS Television Network Affiliates Association, FBC Television
Affiliates Association, NBC Television Affiliates, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Inc.,
NBCUniversal Media, LLC, CBS Corporation, Univision Television Group Inc., Association of Public Television
Stations (“APTS”), and Public Broadcasting Service (“PBS”), as filed in ET Docket No. 14-14 (“NAB and the
Broadcast Parties Comment Period Extension Request”).

For further information contact: Matthew Hussey at 202-418-3619 or via email at
matthew.hussey@fcc.gov.
Action by the Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology.
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