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The digital TV transition: A chance to enhance public safety and improve spectrum auctions

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J. M. Peha ; Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA

This article addresses some controversial aspects of the digital TV transition. First, it argues that some spectrum should be reserved for a nationwide broadband public safety system. Second, Congress should not delay the transition. Third, spectrum auction winners should make annual rather than one-time payments. This protects against unnecessary delays, and promotes efficiency and competition

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 6 )