McAdams On: Auctioning Airwaves

Auctioning off more TV channels won’t be easy. That’s clear from the 205-page FCC Notice on structuring the auction. The combination of knowns and unknowns has already redefined the intent of the National Broadband Plan, which called for clearing Chs. 31-51 (572-698 MHz).

Members of Congress, pills that they are, threw a monkey-wrench into that plan by codifying voluntary participation, and by directing that no broadcaster could be forced onto a VHF channel. [Read More]

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