President Stumps For Paying Broadcasters For Voluntary Exits


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President Stumps For Paying Broadcasters For Voluntary Exits - 2011-02-10 11:00:00 | Broadcasting & Cable
"President Barack Obama this week is actively pushing for "voluntary" incentive spectrum auctions that would pay broadcasters and others to clear off some spectrum real estate as part of his recently announced National Wireless Initiative to expand wireless broadband to 98% of Americans within five years. That is the same timetable for getting broadcasters to give up as much as 120 MHz of spectrum (multiple FCC sources have suggested the figure is not an immovable object)."


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All this is contrary to what is happening with OTA broadcasting, with the expanding technology of mobile broadcasting and new subchannels. This President has no clue on reviving economic growth, this is about control over the American people and censorship of media.


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Obama to unveil wireless Internet plan

Obama will announce more than $18 billion in federal funds for his wireless goals. About $5 billion currently being used for rural phone subsidies would be repurposed to build cell towers and backhaul networks to towns without mobile broadband services. Fire, police and other emergency responders would get $10.7 billion in federal support to build a mobile Internet network that allows them to communicate and exchange videos and e-mail. An additional $3 billion would go to research and development for wireless technologies that can be used for education, health care and energy.

"The administration is betting on the success of radiowave auctions to pay for some of the projects. It hopes to raise about $27.8 billion for the Treasury."

Obama to unveil wireless Internet plan