12/6/2013

The Federal Communications Commission has not gotten "anything approaching" the number of stations it needs to successfully complete the incentive spectrum auction, according to Preston Padden, executive director of the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition. Padden, in testimony prepared for a Tuesday Senate panel hearing, lists three conditions for wooing stations to take part: no scoring of stations for payments that are tied to population or factors not connected to spectrum value; no limits on bidding by major telecoms; and flexibility with city of license classifications for channel-sharing.

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