FCC Seeks Comment On Auction Bidding Advantage For Those Overcoming "Substantial Disadvantage"
December 3, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
The FCC has opened for comment a proposal from its Advisory Committee on Diversity in Communications for the Digital Age that would create a bidding advantage in spectrum auctions for parties that have overcome "substantial disadvantage," including physical or psychological disabilities, reports BROADCASTING AND CABLE. The committee's proposal seeks to add the new category to the present preference given to applicants with no or few other media interests.
The move met the approval of the MEDIA ACCESS PROJECT, whose President, former FCC Commissioner TYRONE BROWN, said in a press release, "By enhancing diversity in media and telecommunications, these changes would benefit all Americans, not just the direct recipients of these important auction benefits."