Hazlett: FCC's Auction Plan Misses the Mark

Saying that TV spectrum is completely wasted, Professor Thomas Hazlett questioned the usefulness of the FCC's plan to hold incentive auctions to repurpose TV broadcast and other spectrum.

Speaking as a panelist  during a discussion at a December 7 Telecommunications and Media Forum sponsored by the International Institute of Communications in Washington, D.C., Hazlett suggested that the government should auction overlay licenses in broadcast spectrum and allow parties to negotiate private agreements, rather than allowing the government to act as a middleman.

Panelists Disagree on Usefulness of FCCs Incentive Auctions Plan, TR Daily, December 7, 2010.