'New' Spectrum Bill Protects Broadcasters

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Dingell Spectrum Bill Protects Broadcast 'Essentials' - 2011-07-11 22:30:47 | Broadcasting & Cable

From the article:

"Reps. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Gene Greene (D-Tex.) late Monday introduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act, a version of the Senate incentive auction bill with one one key difference: It gives broadcasters many of the protections they have been seeking to insure an incentive auction/spectrum reclamation plan does not marginalize their digital future." ...

... "According to a copy of the bill, it would allow for repacking of stations--moving them closer to together to make more room for wireless broadband. But it would only allow that so long as those stations that wanted it were give the same 6 MHz worth of spectrum, and were given a comparable tower heights, power levels and interference protections. It would specify that there be only one auction, and that broadcasters be reimbursed for moving expenses." ...
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... and no mention about compensating end users (you and me) for what it cost us to put antennas in the air for channels that will disappear. Thanks, guys.
 
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