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Senate Panel Backs Auctions of TV Airwaves

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2011
by Jasmin Melvin

A Senate committee backed giving U.S. communications regulators authority to auction some airwaves currently used by broadcast television and to shift their use to mobile broadband.

The auction authority is seen as key to a Federal Communications Commission plan to free up additional airwaves to meet the booming demand for wireless services.

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