FCC Faces Uncertain Success In Second Round Of Auction

Law360, Washington (September 12, 2016, 11:03 PM EDT) -- The second stage of the Federal Communications Commission’s experimental incentive auction kicks off Tuesday after the agency was forced to lower its goal of how much spectrum it aims to clear, and experts say closing the gap between supply and demand could drag on for months.

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. Broadly, it calls for the FCC to set...
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