Latest in Auction

Image credit:

FCC's wireless spectrum auction delayed to 2015 to prep bidding infrastructure

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

The lead-up to the government's wireless spectrum auction is going to be a little longer than expected, according to the Official FCC Blog. Partly because the government needs to finalize the event's rules and bidding structure. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler writes that he wants to make certain that the event's infrastructure is up to the challenge, too.

"For the incentive auction to be a success, we must also ensure that the operating systems and software to run it work from the moment the first bid is placed, until the final broadcast station is relocated," Wheeler writes. "Only when our software and systems are technically ready, user friendly, and thoroughly tested, will we start the auction." This nebulous answer puts the final auction in the middle of 2015. If you were planning on accessing that sweet wireless bandwidth, you'll have to wait until then.

Via: The Verge
In this article: auction, FCC, spectrum, TomWheeler, wireless
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
Lamborghini teaser hints at a hybrid 'hypercar'

Lamborghini teaser hints at a hybrid 'hypercar'

View
Ewan McGregor will play Obi-Wan Kenobi again in a new 'Star Wars' show

Ewan McGregor will play Obi-Wan Kenobi again in a new 'Star Wars' show

View
Watch the first trailer for Disney's 'The Mandalorian'

Watch the first trailer for Disney's 'The Mandalorian'

View
A first look at Disney+

A first look at Disney+

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr