Yesterday, the FCC announced the creation of a task force aimed at guiding upcoming spectrum auctions for wireless. As The Hill‘s Brendan Sasso reports:
In its first step toward implementing spectrum auctions authorized by Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a task force on Wednesday to study the issue.
Ruth Milkman, a special counsel to the agency’s chairman, will head the task force on an interim basis.
From FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s statement on the task force (PDF):
“I’m confident our staff is up to the challenge. What we’ll see is an implementation process that will be inclusive and participatory; that will be guided by the economics and the engineering; and that will seek to maximize the opportunity to unleash investment and innovation, benefit consumers, drive economic growth, and enhance our global competitiveness. When the incentive auction of the TV bands is complete, we expect to have a healthy broadcast sector, and a strong, robust, competitive, and world leading mobile industry.