Key Democrats unveil another spectrum draft bill

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The search for spectrum space to use for wireless broadband has been keeping Capitol Hill staffers occupied all year, and in the House, another discussion draft has emerged in the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The latest comes from Ranking Member Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA). As in other House proposals, broadcast television protections are built in.

The Waxman-Eshoo effort, called the Public Safety Broadband and Wireless Innovation Act, enshrines concepts broadcasters are looking for, such as a guarantee that participation in incentive auctions is entirely voluntary, that service contours must be maintained in the event a station needs to be relocated, and that all expenses incurred by moving broadcasters are picked up by the government.

It also would require the FCC to do a complete spectrum inventory.
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