Spectrum Auction

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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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Spectrum Auction

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Program ID:
203773-1
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 26, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2008

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  • Jan 26, 2008 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 2008 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2008 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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