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Read More: Spectrum bill with TV auction plank clears committee - Radio & Television Business Report
A bill that among other things will authorize the FCC to conduct voluntary auctions of returned broadcast television spectrum to help finance construction of a national interoperable public safety communications network has been approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. The vote was 21-4. One senator sought better protection for migrating television stations, and another sought protection for LPTV service.