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FCC Eyes More Television Bandwidth | E-Trade Baby Readies for Super Bowl | Fox Loses Trust

Published on January 21, 2011
  • The FCC is proposing a voluntary auction of about 120 megahertz of television spectrum to mobile networks, an action that would take at least a year for permissions from Congress and cooperation from hundreds of stations around the country. Much of that spectrum, between channels 31 and 51, isn't being used, but some broadcasters fear existing programming on those channels could be moved to less attractive swaths of airwaves. Mobile networks expected to handle 35 times as much Internet traffic over the next five years as they do now, reports The Washington Post.