FCC Sets Rules for Spectrum Sale

Eggerton, John
August 2007
Broadcasting & Cable;8/6/2007, Vol. 137 Issue 31, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued the rules for its forthcoming auction of the broadcast spectrum used by analog television transmissions that will cease in 2009. The bandwidth is enough for an entire wireless communication system. The rules require winning bidders to allow all networks open access to the bandwidth, as had been lobbied for by Google Inc., but did not include a provision mandating wholesale leasing Google also desired.


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