Wheeler points to possible spectrum bidder limitations in the name of competition

Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted broadly on Monday that he would back smaller carriers in an upcoming auction: "A key goal of our spectrum-allocation efforts is ensuring that multiple carriers have access to airwaves needed to operate their networks," he said in a speech where he emphasized the importance of preserving competition. Wheeler added that he was in no rush to schedule the incentive auction of broadcast signals, citing its complexity. He backed regulatory measures for Internet oversight in "aggravated circumstances" and the FCC's Open Internet rules.

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