House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) says that if the FCC decides to set aside a channel for unlicensed use after the broadcast incentive auction and give it precedence over broadcasters, he thinks that “violates the law.”

The FCC is currently considering a proposal to set aside a channel for unlicensed in a handful of markets where, to insure it can free up as much spectrum as possible for wireless, the FCC plans to put TV stations in that gap, where unlicensed devices are also operating.

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