Not a far-off perception, Considering the FCC controls the licensing of the applications for people who would interfere. There is global CONCERN because this band is used for navigation and other purposes beyond radio and television communications. There may be a perceived OBLIGATION, but read the procedure and the application process carefully. There is no guarantee of the FCC doing anything for the particular C-band user, be they commercial or hobbyist...it is worded vaguely enough that an EFFORT might be made, but there are no guarantees of mitigating individual issues by having a registration on file at all. I'm a broadcaster and have decided not to pay this "protection money" to the FCC. The application is a nightmare and, while we very much love our contract engineering firm and have trusted their guidance since buying our station 14 years ago, I told them we would not be filing for any of our (3) stations in this matter. I have no faith in this procedure whatsoever. The FCC has done wonders with broadcast radio on the AM band of late, but when it comes to big business wanting bandwidth, let's all face it....we have a right to be doubtful of the outcome in favor of broadcasters or hobbyists. Finger crossing is not beyond the realm of things to do as this vote gets closer.