Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton has a good wrap-up of yesterday’s appearance by FCC Commissioners at the MMTC conference in Washington, DC. One major topic was the upcoming spectrum auctions:
FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel said Wednesday that upcoming incentive auctions would be a “big and innovative” undertaking. She emphasized that the auctions were voluntary and that broadcasters should have a full and fair opportunity to remain in the business.
As for other hot topics with the FCC, Eggerton reports:
Asked what issues were on the horizon for commission action, [Commissioner] Clyburn cited Universal Service Fund reform as something she was passionate about. Rosenworcel said the spectrum auctions were really important because they would grow the economy, particularly by spurring 4G mobile service growth. The agency should double down on those kinds of economy-growing efforts. She also put in a plug for getting to work on a first responder interoperable broadband network, which she promoted in her former job with the Senate Commerce Committee. She also said that broadband adoption and deployment are also double-down issues.