Broadcasters Sue FCC Over White Spaces Decision
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin may be gone, but decisions under his watch continue to wind up in court, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The most recent was the unanimous
decision to allow unlicensed devices like laptops and smart radios to
share the spectrum also used by digital TV stations.
Association for Maximum Service Television and the National Association
of Broadcasters jointly filed a petition with the federal court of
appeals for the D.C. Circuit, their preferred venue, to hold unlawful,
vacate and set aside its decision allowing the devices, which
broadcasters argue interferes with DTV transmissions, a fact they say
FCC engineers themselves concluded.