United States - FCC to delay spectrum incentive auctions
The Federal Communications Commissio (FCC) has indicated that the spectrum incentive auctions will be delayed until 2016. Initially, the FCC had anticipated holding the auctions in 2015.
According to the FCC, the delay is due to court challenges to auction rules by broadcasters. Based on the court's timeline, it is not expected that a judicial decision will be issued before mid-2015. As a result, the FCC will not begin accepting auction applications until the end of 2015. The auction will begin in early 2016.
Source: FCC website