➤➤ Low power DTV transition. The FCC should establish a deadline to achieve the DTV transition of low-power TV (LPTV) stations by the end of 2015 or after the reallocation of spectrum from the broadcast TV bands is complete. In addition, the FCC should grant similar license flexibility to LPTV stations post-DTV transition as full-power stations have, allow LPTV stations to use certain technologies (such as mask filters) to enable more efficient channel allotments, and authorize LPTV stations to participate in incentive auctions.
So, we are already calling this a "reallocation of spectrum"? Not to be confused with the last two, of course.
2015? That seems quite distant for the LPTV digital transition. We still have a few analog LP's in the LA area, but two of those are in already auctioned spectrum. I can see LP/LD stations in the future being relegated to shared "muxes," but I bet the ones already running 8+ channels won't like that idea too much.
➤➤ Very high frequency (VHF) reception issues. The FCC should pursue additional options to address VHF reception issues, such as increased power limits or adoption of enhanced antenna and receiver standards. Without these measures, VHF stations may continue to request channel reassignments to the UHF band, complicating efforts to reallocate spectrum from that band to mobile broadband use.
What measures? The elimination of most sources of VHF interference, including lightning? Dropping 2-6 would help to close off interference to 7-13, if receivers could be made to filter out signals below 174MHz.
Keeping 2-6 has proven to allow an expanded window of interference into receivers, even in areas not utilizing 2-6 for TV.
Heaven forbid that any more stations move to UHF to disrupt the plans of wireless broadband!
Or, how about this wording:
If the FCC does not receive authorization to conduct incentive auctions, or if the incentive auctions do not yield a significant amount of spectrum, the FCC should pursue other mechanisms.
Transition to a cellular architecture on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
Ultimately, this is sounding as "voluntary" as paying taxes.