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Explaining the FCC Spectrum Auction

FCC_LOGO_2What is all this business about the FCC Incentive Auction? I hope we can clear up some of the confusion and give you a basic understanding of what’s going to happen in the upcoming year or so.

It’s ultimately about making more room for mobile data in the limited amount of radio frequency spectrum (RF Spectrum). TV, Radio, Cell Phone Data, Police and Fire communications, and so many more things take up the limited amount of RF spectrum that are all around us.

It is the job of the FCC to manage this space as a public good, making sure that it is used for what our society really needs and wants. Public Safety, News, Music, Broadcast TV, and more and more MOBILE DATA.

The upcoming auction is just a part of the plan. After the results of the TV auction, then there will be re-packing. So much like in the digital transition, there will be a re-organizing of channels and they will get new numbers. This video should help explain all of this…

Created by PBS.

If you have questions about the spectrum auction, you can get lots of information at the FCC website!

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