By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-26-22

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to deny a petition by broadcasters to reconsider its authorization of one of the former database administrators for the TV white spaces, Nominet UK (which has since sold its database management tech to  RED Technologies). White spaces are spectrum in the TV band between channels that the FCC is allowing for unlicensed use.

FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel had signaled the agency would vote at its Jan. 27 meeting to reject the petition, but the vote came early and was released Jan. 26….

The National Association of Broadcasters, which was never a big fan of the white spaces regime, argued in its petition that Nominet’s database contains “numerous” errors – which could lead to interference with TV-station signals – and that it should be decertified until the errors are corrected.  » Read More