Spectrum Bids Fall Short In FCC Incentive Auction

Law360, Washington (October 19, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission’s spectrum incentive auction has come up short for the second time, the agency said Wednesday, with the latest round failing to clear a $54.6 billion hurdle for a targeted 114 megahertz of spectrum.

The auction is meant to reallocate portions of low-band spectrum held by TV broadcasters — valuable for its ability to travel long distances and penetrate buildings — for use in wireless broadband. After Wednesday’s failure in the forward auction, where wireless companies bid for spectrum that broadcasters have put...
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