Originally published: May 5, 2013
Last updated: May 5, 2013 - 6:27pm
[Commentary] What will the Tom Wheeler-led Federal Communications Commission mean for broadcasters?
Expect little or no change in the incentive auction policy. Look for Wheeler to push the auction with all the zeal of the outgoing FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski. What emerges from Wheeler's prolific blogging is a belief that much of the broadcast spectrum is being wasted and that it would be put to better use in wireless broadband. So, when broadcasters think of Wheeler and spectrum, they should think status quo. What's near impossible to divine is where Wheeler will go on two issues that should be of more immediate concern to broadcasters: ownership and retransmission consent.
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