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Over a year ago, the FCC took a major leap forward on deployment of broadband and rethinking our national spectrum policy by voting to open the unused broadcast channels for unlicensed use (aka the "broadcast white spaces")(you can find more on our issue page here). The Order left a bunch of questions unanswered, such as who would run the proposed database of available frequencies for white space use -- an issue the Order said would be addressed in a future public notice. Petitions for Recon got filed, lots of requests for revision and modification of the rules got made, and then nothing happened.
In fairness to OET, it's been a busy year. First there was the change in Administration, then it was "DTV transition all the time" until the magic June 12 deadline. Then it was bringing on a new FCC Chair and two additional new Commissioners.