TVNewsCheck: Putting A Price Tag On TV Spectrum, Thomas Hazlett

Guest Commentary by Tom Hazlett. The former chief economist of the FCC says that TV broadcasters are sitting on a valuable chunk of spectrum and he spells out some options that would let broadcasters use those airwaves for new services while not destroying free TV. The free TV service remains, but the delivery platform will be technology-neutral. And stations will be part of the solution, for which they will be compensated. How does something like $30 billion spread across 1,750 full-power TV stations sound to you?  Full article available at

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