Federal Communications Commission
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Released: January 30, 2014
INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES DATE FOR WORKSHOPS ON
FEASIBILITY CHECKING AND INTER-SERVICE INTERFERENCE
GN Docket No. 12-268
As part of the Learn Everything About Reverse Auctions Now Program (LEARN), the Incentive
Auction Task Force will host two workshops on
Friday, February 21, 2014
, at FCC Headquarters in
Washington, D.C. The workshops, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
, and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00
, will focus on technical issues related to the incentive auction.
In the morning, Commission staff and its outside auction design experts will discuss methods of
performing “feasibility checks” during the repacking component of the upcoming incentive auction.1 In
addition, presenters will provide more information about open source software that could be used to
perform feasibility checks, and share preliminary results from feasibility checking simulations.
In the afternoon, Commission staff will discuss a methodology for predicting potential
interference between broadcast television and licensed wireless services after repacking.2 This session
will include a presentation by the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) . There will be an
opportunity for attendees to ask questions after each session.
The workshops will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters and are free
and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, please RSVP to Cecilia Sulhoff
) for WebEx login information. More details about these events will be
provided as the date approaches. Both the Feasibility Checking PN and the Inter-service Interference PN
can be found at: https://www.fcc.gov/learn
For further information about the workshops, contact A.J. Glusman at (202) 418-1425 or via e-
mail at AJ.Glusman@fcc.gov
. Press contact: Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587. For more information
about the broadcast television incentive auction, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/learn
1 Incentive Auction Task Force Releases Information Related to Repacking; Announces Workshop/Webinar to
Provide Additional Detail
, Public Notice, DA 14-3 (Jan. 9, 2014) (“Feasibility Checking PN”).
2 Office Of Engineering and Technology Seeks to Supplement the Incentive Auction Proceeding Record Regarding
Potential Interference Between Broadcast Television and Wireless Services
, Public Notice, DA 14-98 (Jan. 29,
2014) (“Inter-service Interference PN”).