Incentive Auctions Delayed to 2015
In a blog post
, new FCC boss Tom Wheeler states that the agency will be postponing the planned June 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auctions until mid-2015. "Only when our software and systems are technically ready, user friendly, and thoroughly tested, will we start the auction,” stated Wheeler, so said the agency also wanted to further hammer out the rules for how the auction will be conducted. The incentive auctions aim to pay broadcasters as incentive to give up some of their lower frequencies, with the proceeds of the auction going toward construction of the FirstNet nationwide emergency LTE network.