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Arlington, VA (February 10, 2017)The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today congratulated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the successful completion of the voluntary incentive auction of television broadcast spectrum.

TIA Board Chair and Interim CEO David Heard commented: 

“We can now conclusively say that the FCC’s voluntary incentive auction was a success. The first-of-its-kind incentive auction will clear 84 MHz of ‘beachfront’ spectrum in the 600 MHz band, including 70 MHz for licensed services, and gross $19.6 billion from wireless carriers and other bidders. As it prepares to transition the spectrum, the FCC deserves great credit for effectively driving this forward over the last five years.