RBC Capital Markets analyst David Bank says it would be smart business for a lot of independently owned stations to go ahead and make a deal to sell their spectrum back to the FCC. He found several cases where stations recently were sold for less than the owner could have received by accepting just 25% of what wireless providers are paying for spectrum.
Americans’ personal, social and professional lives increasingly depend on the speed and performance of ever smaller and faster hand-held tablets, phones and similar computer devices. To keep pace with technology, public policy officials and lawmakers can help their constituents — and drive innovation forward — by addressing the huge shortfall in available spectrum in the United States. Selling spectrum would help advanced technology and benefit the government’s bottom line.