A Non-Partisan Player In The Spectrum Repack Process




First in a two-part series

BOCA RATON, FLA. — With the conclusion of the FCC’s spectrum auction and the end of a quiet period between companies involved in the process, there’s a “repack” that’s just getting started. As the NAB warned in a June 21 video posted to YouTube, the 39-month broadcast TV repack process will be “really hard.”

A privately held communication infrastructure company based in this tony South Florida city is doing its part to ensure that, for its clients, all the hard work is done as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

The next 38 months or so will see a metamorphosis of the nation’s communications grid. Some 987 channels will be moving—not to mention the more than 3000 LPTV licensed stations and new construction permits displaced from UHF Channels 38-50, and another 1000+ low-power stations set to be displaced by the repacking. Wireless carriers are already taking the steps necessary to move forward with their newly gained spectrum.

This communication infrastructure company, Vertical Bridge, sees itself as a neutral player on the flight deck of a major endeavor that’s already set sail for the U.S. telecommunications industry.

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