Date of Award
M.A. in Journalism
Joseph B. Atkins
James A. Lumpp
The upcoming Incentive Auction for the 600 MHz band will cause the relocation of hundreds of UHF television stations while potentially freeing up as much as 120 MHz of valuable electromagnetic spectrum for utilization by wireless communications providers. This "new" wireless spectrum will allow wireless providers to increase their wireless broadband capabilities and feed the ever-growing demand by consumers for more wireless broadband capacity. This thesis addresses the mechanics of the proposed auction platforms, the impact the auction will have on existing television broadcasters, and explores some of the possible future opportunities the repurposing of the 600 MHz band presents to wireless communications providers and consumers.
Cole, David H., "The Middle Class Tax Relief And Job Creation Act Of 2012 And Its Impact On Television Broadcasting And Future Broadband Wireless Communications" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 659.