While some broadcasters may want to participate in a possible "incentive auction" designed to compensate spectrum licensees for the future value of spectrum under a National Broadband Plan, TVNewsCheck editor-in-chief Harry Jessell advises not starting that conversation until the threat of "spectrum license fees" has been removed. The fees are proposed in legislation introduced by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

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