Despite a snow day in Washington, on Tuesday the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communication, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing on the FCC’s upcoming incentive auction. Panelists representing the wireless and broadcast industries as well as the FCC and consumer advocacy groups gave testimony on the most critical issues facing the auction. Key topics included bidding restrictions, the role of unlicensed use, and ensuring broadcaster participation. As the Commission moves forward with crafting rules and auction design, consumer demand for wireless service continues to rise, making getting the auction done right as important as getting in done quickly.
To view an archived video of the hearing, click here.