Wheeler on TV Spectrum: ‘Beachfront’


wheeler-testifyingFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promised a “spectrum extravaganza” will take place this year, referring to the upcoming incentive auction.

Speaking at CES, Wheeler characterized what television broadcasters who participate will give up as “beachfront spectrum,” reported deadline.com.

“This is not bureaucrats sitting around divvying things up. This is the marketplace.”

The auction is due to begin March 29; next Tuesday, television owners need to indicate whether they will take part.