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TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Workshop on June 25, 2012

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Released: June 1, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).



June 1, 2012 Thomas Horan: 202-418-2486




Washington, D.C.: The Commission today announced details for its June 25, 2012
repacking cost workshop. The focus of this workshop will be the design of the Commission’s
program to reimburse the costs that some broadcasters are likely to incur as a result of channel
reassignments in connection with the repacking authorized by the 2012 Spectrum Act. The Act
established a $1.75 billion TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund from which the Commission is to
reimburse those costs when the broadcast spectrum is repacked following the FCC’s first
incentive auction. Panelists will discuss the categories of costs that they believe the FCC should
consider when designing the program. They will also discuss possible models and lessons
learned from similar programs that paid the relocation expenses of spectrum incumbents that
were assigned new frequencies.
The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s headquarters in
Washington, DC. It is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-
served basis. The session will be broadcast live over the Internet at
Questions from the Internet audience can be submitted via email to
and via Twitter using the hashtag, #fcclive.


Jay Adrick, Vice President, Broadcast Technology, Harris Corporation
Brett Haan, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Jane Mago, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NAB
Patricia Tikkala, Vice President, Spectrum, Sprint Nextel Corporation


2:00 – 2:10
Welcoming Remarks and Overview, Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
2:10 – 3:15
Panel Discussion, Rebecca Hanson, Media Bureau, moderator
3:15 – 3:30
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.
Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such
requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more
information. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please send an e-mail
to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530 (voice),
202-418-0432 (TTY).

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