Confirmed: Spectrum Auction Hearing Teed Up

House Communications Subcommittee Continues 'Vigorous' Oversight of Incentive Auctions 7/16/2013 8:01 AM Eastern

Confirming a Multichannel News report last week, the House Communications Subcommittee has announced it will hold its next spectrum incentive auction July 23.

The hearing, appropriately titled "Oversight of Incentive Auction Implementation," will feature the following witnesses: Rick Kaplan from the National Association of Broadcasters; Gay Epstein from the FCC; Preston Padden, who represents the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition, a group of stations interested in potentially giving up spectrum for auction; Harold Feld from Public Knowledge; Kathleen Ham from T-Mobile; and Joan Marsh from AT&T.

The FCC is still targeting next year to hold the auction and Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has pledged vigorous oversight of the process.


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