Analysis

3 Things To Know After FCC’s Airwaves Auction

Law360, Washington (April 14, 2017, 9:24 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday declared the big winners among companies bidding for spectrum in its long-anticipated incentive auction, and experts say despite some unmet expectations, the agency met its basic goal of repurposing spectrum while promoting new levels of competition.

The FCC brought the landmark broadcast incentive auction to an official close on Thursday, clearing 84 MHz of low-band spectrum and raking in the second-largest auction total ever at $19.8 billion. Winners among companies bidding for the spectrum surprised some, with Verizon sitting out...
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