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Failed US spectrum politics: TV broadcasters vs the carriers

by Noah Bloom Posted in Mobile

Are local TV broadcasters the Open Mobile Video Coalition squatting on US spectrum, and by doing so clogging up your iPhone connection? This piece from TechCrunch, by Frank Barbieri, claims that local television broadcasters, along with the OMVC and some unknown broadcast startups, are sitting on some valuable spectrum that could be used to alleviate the squeeze on US carriers’ own spectrum. And they’re not giving up their lease on it easily. Could the FCC just take it away if they’re not using it for consumer benefit as it’s stipulated? Read more at AT&T Merger Fail Highlights Failure Of Spectrum Politics,

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