Gary Epstein, a senior adviser and co-leader of the FCC’s incentive auction task force, discussed the incentive auctions last week at the Media Institute in Washington. He said the amount of spectrum the government gains from the auctions will be up to broadcasters when they make their decision whether to participate after 2013.
The FCC’s job, Epstein said, is to make the auction understandable and clear for broadcasters to make a decision. After that, he said, it will be the “economic decision-making of broadcasters” that will determine how much spectrum will be recovered. [Read More]