New Bill Introduced to Free Federal Spectrum for Auction | Adweek

It’s finally beginning to sink in in Washington that the pending auction of spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters may hardly make a dent in the looming shortage of wireless spectrum. What’s equally troubling is that the auctions, which Congress legislated must be conducted by the Federal Communications Commission in the next 10 years, may not generate enough cash to incentivize broadcasters to give up spectrum and thus yield little for the federal Treasury.

via New Bill Introduced to Free Federal Spectrum for Auction | Adweek.

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2 thoughts on “New Bill Introduced to Free Federal Spectrum for Auction | Adweek

  1. We should credit them for being able to recognize at all what was obvious to anybody on the broadcast side from the first inkling of this notion. Unfortunately, Washington seldom retreats from absurd notions, and their toolkits including making absurd notions mandatory.

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