FCC to Review Spectrum Screen


    Republicans concerned it could adversely affect spectrum revenues

    By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 9/28/2012 1:24:15 PM

    The FCC voted Friday to review its spectrum screen, which potentially limits — it triggers additional scrutiny — the amount of mobile wireless spectrum any one company can own in a market.

    While FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said it was a needed review, there was major pushback from Republican commissioners, concerned that any tightening of that screen or capping of holdings or move away from the current case-by-case determination could negatively affect participation in the broadcast spectrum incentive auction. [READ MORE…]


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