FCC's Wheeler to cooperate with broadcasters on spectrum auctions

Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new chairman, may have a strong wireless background after serving as president of CTIA for 11 years, but he said in an interview with FierceWireless that his role today is to be an "advocate for the American public." One of the key issues he will face is how he will develop rules for the upcoming incentive auctions of broadcast TV spectrum. Although Wheeler has yet to give an opinion on where he stands on the issue, it has incited debate from the top four wireless operators AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ), Sprint and T-Mobile over whether there should be caps on how much spectrum carriers can acquire. Read more