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Spectrum Repacking

Timeline

March 30 – Auction closes

April – FCC releases channel reassignments, initiating start of repack

June – Deadline for stations unable to construct with specified parameters to submit waivers

July – Cost estimates and construction permits due for repacked stations

August – First priority filing window for expanded facilities/alternate channels (for stations that are unable to construct or suffer excess population losses or aggregate interference, or for displaced Class A stations)

September – Second window for expanded facilities/alternate channels (for any station assigned a new channel)

Ten transition phases with staggered construction deadlines

July 2020 – All stations must cease operations on their pre-auction channels if they have not already