The Federal Communications Commission has begun the long process of reclaiming broadcast TV spectrum for wireless use.
The five commissioners unanimously approved a proposal intended to free up spectrum now held by broadcasters and auction it to wireless broadband providers. (See the FCC press release embedded at the end of this article.) CNET followed the hearing via the FCC's public webcast.
The complicated process, which is the first of its kind, will have three components.
First there is the reverse auction, in which TV broadcasters will voluntarily sell their spectrum back to the government. Then there's a "… Read more