Will FCC Dictate Terms of Broadcaster Spectrum Grab?
The Federal Communications Commission has finally decided to move forward on its long-awaited plan to dictate use of existing UHF spectrum held by TV broadcasters, sitting idle, and not being used. A wireless industry has for years warned of impending bottle-necks in mobile consumer access and use of existing networks as overall demand continues ramping up as predicted. It looks imminent that a voluntary relinquishing of valuable wireless spectrum is not going to be as easy as just asking for it. This brings up an interesting question, will FCC commissioners dictate to broadcaster’s terms and conditions of acquiring a high demand resource?