The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Balancing Competing Goals in the Spectrum Incentive Auction

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is developing service and auction rules to transition broadcast spectrum to mobile use through a novel incentive auction. The auction must compensate television broadcasters at a level that will encourage them to relinquish substantial amounts of spectrum while ensuring enough auction revenue remains to fund the construction of a nationwide interoperable public safety network. The challenges presented by these competing goals will impact the implementation of service rules for the band and the auction design.

What You Will Hear:

Join this webinar to hear panelists discuss:

• The policy implications of congressional requirements for the auction.

• The technical and interference issues involved.

• The economic differences between past FCC auctions and the upcoming incentive auction.


This webinar reunites former FCC chiefs who were responsible for the service and auction rules used in the 2008 auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz band.

Fred Campbell, former Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, who managed the development of the commercial service rules for the 700 MHz band.

Leslie Marx, the FCC’s former Chief Economist who developed the combinatorial and anonymous bidding systems employed in the 700 MHz auction.

Tom Dombrowsky, engineer and former Chief in the Commercial Wireless Division of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.


DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2013

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT)

COST: Complimentary, but advanced registration is required.

RSVP: Register here


More Info:

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