There’s nothing more American than a good ol’ fight in Washington over policy changes.
In this case it’s the Federal Communications Commission’s new National Broadband Plan, which hasn’t even cooled after being pulled from the oven.
Says an article is Bloomberg’s Business Week, "The U.S. plan to expand high-speed Internet service might come at a cost to broadcasters and that may signal a fight when lawmakers are asked to help turn television airwaves over to wireless competitors."
And Politico’s "Broadband Plan Alarms Broadcasters" article quotes Dennis Wharton, an Executive Vice President of the National Association of Broadcasters and the NAB’s primary spokesperson as saying, in a statement:
“We were pleased by initial indications from FCC members that any spectrum reallocation would be voluntary, and were therefore prepared to move forward in a constructive fashion on that basis…However, we are concerned by reports today that suggest many aspects of the plan may in fact not be as voluntary as originally promised.”