October 11, 2012

FCC Issues Groundbreaking Incentive Auction Notice

In an ambitious effort to repurpose 120 MHz of spectrum for new wireless broadband services, the Federal Communications Commission released its proposals to conduct an Incentive Auction. The proposed rules will permit television licensees to relinquish all or some of their spectrum usage rights, and the FCC will reallocate that spectrum for wireless broadband use. According to the FCC, the Incentive Auction is a “first of its kind” in the world. Drinker Biddle’s Telecommunications and Mass Media Team has reviewed the proposals and provides a summary of the proposed rules in the alert, “FCC Issues Groundbreaking Incentive Auction Notice.”

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