Topic: Preston Padden

FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015

Wheeler faces big challenges and thorny issues with auction

Few are likely to fault new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for deciding to delay the planned auction of wireless spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters until the middle…

Wireless Spectrum Auction Depends Increasingly on Broadcasters

House oversight addresses how FCC can make it successful

Perhaps the best chance Washington has to alleviate dropped calls, limited data services and other mobile nuisances caused by a lack of wireless spectrum is the Federal Communication Commission’s auction…

TV Station Coalition Accuses FCC of Manipulating Spectrum Auction

Say they won't sell if price is too low

The coalition of TV stations that is considering exiting the TV business to sell their spectrum in the government's upcoming auction could be having second thoughts, especially if selling out…

FCC Prospects for Auction of TV Spectrum Improving

Coalition of willing sellers is growing

The Federal Communications Commission should write Preston Padden a check for convincing TV broadcasters to consider voluntarily relinquishing spectrum that can be auctioned off for wireless services. Until the former…

Former TV Exec Forms Coalition for TV Spectrum Auction

But who is selling remains a mystery

Preston Padden, a former Fox, ABC and Disney exec, formed a coalition to represent TV broadcasters that will, if the price is right, relinquish their spectrum to the Federal Communications…