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About FCC Repack

In March of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started an auction designed to repurpose public airwaves for new uses. The intent being to align the airwaves with consumer demands for faster, higher capacity mobile video and broadband services. The bidding ended in March of 2017 and since then the FCC has released a public notice closing the auction and beginning a 39-month transition period. During that time, some broadcast television stations will change their channels, share channels with another television station, or go off the air. The transition, for the stations involved will be done over 10 phases, see below for phase schedule. Note - this is for over-the-air stations where service is received via an antenna.
Phase Testing Period Start Date Phase Completion Date
0 9/13/2018
1 9/14/2018 11/30/2018
2 12/1/2018 4/12/2019
3 4/13/2019 6/21/2019
4 6/22/2019 8/2/2019
5 8/3/2019 9/6/2019
6 9/7/2019 10/18/2019
7 10/19/2019 1/17/2020
8 1/18/2020 3/13/2020
9 3/14/2020 5/1/2020
10 5/2/2020 7/3/2020
To find out more about the FCC Repack please visit the source:
About FCC Repack
FCC Public Notice