Broadcasters could pay spectrum taxes if they refuse to give up spectrum

A closer look by Broadcast Engineering into President Obama's 2012 budget has revealed this interesting nugget: Broadcasters who don't take the carrot and give up their spectrum for FCC auction and wireless reallocation could get hit with user fees that could add up to $4.8 billion through 2021. These types of spectrum taxes have been suggested before, "but this is the first time it has been officially specified," the article said. Article

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