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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