NAB’s Kaplan: Auctions Not Needed to Solve Spectrum Demand Problem

Rick Kaplan, the National Association of Broadcasters’ new point person on spectrum auctions, said Monday that he did not think the spectrum incentive auctions were needed immediately and that since they were proposed three years ago by the FCC, the marketplace had done a good job of finding a way to deal with that demand. He also said that a majority of broadcasters would remain in the business after those auctions concluded.

That came in a webcast presented by analyst PwC on “Unleashing TV Spectrum: A New Wave of Opportunity for Broadcasters and Wireless Companies,” which looked at the implications of the upcoming incentive auctions. [Read More…]

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