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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 2:38:40 to 2:40:15
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Rick Boucher

2:38:37 to 2:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: involuntary methods to move broadcasters to different frequencies in order to free up additional spectrums? mr boucher: would the gentlelady yield? mrs. blackburn: yes. mr. boucher: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. as a fst matter, i agree with her that a thorough scientific emination of spic trum use must be the -- spectrum use must be the core of the inventory

Rick Boucher

2:38:40 to 2:40:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rick Boucher

Rick Boucher

2:38:58 to 2:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: that this measure requires. i also agree that the right approach is for the f.c. to work with television broadcasters to identify the spectrum they now hold that on a purely consensual basis could be repurposed for commercial wireless use. broadcasters who surrender peck trum would receive compensation

Rick Boucher

2:39:19 to 2:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: -- spectrum would receive compensation in exchange for a voluntary spectrum transfer. i would not support the commission's requiring stations to give up spectrum involuntary -- involuntarily. the right approach is that specified in this legislation, learn where we are, understand thoroughly how current spectrum is used, identify that part that

Rick Boucher

2:39:41 to 2:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: is perhaps underutilized, that could be reallocated or submitted to spectrum sharing through the new spectrum sharing technologies. and then to the extent th based on that inventory it would be appropriate for broadcasters to enter into conversations about surrendering a portion of their spectrum on a voluntary

Rick Boucher

2:40:02 to 2:40:15( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: basis that would obviously be an appropriate step. it would not in my view be an appropriate step to require that broadcasters engage in the surrender of any part of the spectrum they hold. and i thank the gentlelady for

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