Clyburn: Auction on Track for 2014

Interim FCC Chair Says Incentive Auctions to Free Up Spectrum are Highest 'Organizational Priority'

FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said Thursday that the FCC had an economic imperative to use spectrum more efficiently and that it was on schedule to hold the broadcast incentive auction next year.

That was in a speech at a Utilities Telecom Council policy summit in Washington, according to a prepared text of her remarks.

She said there was no higher "organizational priority" than conducting successful incentive auctions.

That puts Clyburn on the same page as FCC chair nominee Tom Wheeler, who told Congress this week he, too, expected the FCC to be able to hold the auction in 2014 as scheduled.