Death, Taxes and Voluntary Spectrum Auctions – CommLawCenter

The FCC created a stir in the broadcast community when, after proclaiming for more than a year that surrendering broadcast channels for the planned broadband spectrum auction would be entirely voluntary, it began to “volunteer” Class A stations it concluded had not complied with all FCC rules. I first raised this issue in a February post on the day the FCC released the first sixteen Orders to Show Cause demanding that the recipient Class A TV stations submit evidence as to why the FCC should not revoke their Class A status for infractions that would have previously drawn only a fine.

via Death, Taxes and Voluntary Spectrum Auctions – CommLawCenter.

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One thought on “Death, Taxes and Voluntary Spectrum Auctions – CommLawCenter

  1. As unfortunate as it is, now into the second decade of the 21st Century we can clearly see that the U.S. Government is no longer for the people but for big business. Proof that the more lobby money you have, the more you can influence U.S. policy / law. Why isn’t the FCC making the wireless licensees show evidence they are using, or at least planning to use the idle spectrum those same wireless licensees are sitting on, unused?

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