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Robert McDowell Discusses FCC’s Delay of Spectrum Incentive Auction

The Hill
October 27, 2014

Robert M. McDowell, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Communications Practice, was interviewed by The Hill for an October 25 article on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to delay until 2016 a multi-billion dollar auction of airwaves for use by wireless carriers.

"Given the complexities of the incentive auction, it’s not surprising that the FCC decided to push it back a year," said Mr. McDowell, who served as an FCC commissioner from 2006 to 2013.

“Congress handed the FCC literally the most complex spectrum auction in world history,” he said.  “It has a lot of moving parts, there are a lot of highly complex technical issues involved, and the FCC is prudent to try to get it right rather than do it fast.”

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