Tom Davidson Quoted by Variety on FCC’s Television Spectrum Auction

Tom Davidson, a partner at Akin Gump and head of the firm’s communications and information technology practice, has been quoted in the Variety article “TV Spectrum Auction Kicks Off: $60 Billion at Stake in Push to Free Up Wireless Bandwidth.”

The article reports on the FCC’s auction for TV spectrum through which broadcast airwaves will be repurposed for broadband and Wi-Fi. It notes that the impact will be mixed depending on a television station’s financial resources.

Earlier this month, the FCC released a list of more than 100 potential bidders for the spectrum. Davidson, a former FCC official, said the list “certainly shows a level of interest that is significant. Whether there is an appetite with respect to pricing and bidding, we will see at the auction.”