Paul Glenchur talked about the federal government’s auction of analog television signals. Starting Thursday, January 31, 2008,… read more
Paul Glenchur talked about the federal government’s auction of analog television signals. Starting Thursday, January 31, 2008, cell phone providers, telecom, cable and other groups would bid to win analog spectrum that is currently used by television broadcasts. He discussed the auction process, what winners of the auction hope to do with the spectrum (especially in terms of future wireless applications), and what will be done with the proceeds from the sale. Topics included the auction’s role in emergency communications for police, fire and rescue, as well as the transition to digital television on February 17, 2009.
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