An Offer They Can’t Refuse: Spectrum Reallocation That Can Benefit Consumers, Broadcasters & the Mobile Broadband Sector
by Adam Thierer, Barbara Esbin
Progress & Freedom Foundation
November 19, 2009
Fairness to broadcasters lies at the heart of any spectrum reallocation plan. If a deal cannot be structured that broadcasters would find acceptable—meaning a deal that no rational businessperson or investor would pass up—they should not be forced to come to the table. It is essential broadcasters be willing partners in the deal and be full participants in the process of shaping its contours.