Airwave Auction Raises Doubts

Medford, Cassimir
January 2008
Red Herring;1/23/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the worries expressed by radio spectrum bidders on the auction of U.S. airwaves available for use in new services. The said airwaves is said to be the last portion of the available spectrum being sold by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which was freed up by the pending switch of television broadcasting from analog to digital.


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