Broadcaster Bert Ellis: TV Tuner Chips Should Be Wireless Auction

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Broadcaster Bert Ellis: TV Tuner Chips Should Be Wireless Auction
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Veteran Broadcaster Bert Ellis says the FCC should make putting TV tuner chips in handsets the price of entry for wireless companies in an incentive spectrum auction, and for approval of the combo of major wireless players AT&T and T-Mobile.
Those conditions also include making sure that the stations, his and others, that remain after an auction retain the same coverage area, do not suffer increased interference, and do not impact the ability to deliver new services, like mobile DTV (Ellis is on the board of the Mobile 500 Alliance, a consortium of stations promoting mobile DTV.

One big incentive for broadcasters to participate in an auction, he said, would be to either persuade--using its bully pulpit--or mandate wireless carriers and handset/tablet manufactures to put TV tuners in their new devices. "This would help the broadcast industry fast-launch mobile services," he says, which could become the basis of a nationwide emergency alert network as well as a personal entertainment service.
 
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