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Feds Delay TV Airwaves Auction Until 2016 After Broadcaster Lawsuit

A highly anticipated auction of TV airwaves to wireless carriers will be delayed until 2016 because of a lawsuit from broadcasters concerned that they’ll lose viewers after TV stations are squished closer together. The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it won’t be able to hold the auction in 2015 as planned because the court case won’t be decided in time. It now plans to hold the auction in early 2016.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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