Saturday December 07, 2013

FCC Pushes TV Spectrum Auction to 2015

Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has decided to sidestep the recent problems encountered with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site and defer the TV spectrum auction to mid-2015 until all possible avenues of failure have been addressed and a test auction is held.

Wheeler said the FCC and stakeholders must "exhaustively test the operating systems and the software necessary to conduct the world's first-of-a kind incentive auction. This includes ensuring that such systems are user-friendly to both broadcasters and wireless carriers who will participate."

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