FCC Begins Auction of Broadcast Spectrum for Wireless Networks

It will be years before consumers see the impact


The FCC kicked off its much-anticipated plans to auction broadcast television spectrum for mobile wireless networks. Here's our story in Friday's paper.

But it will be years before your iPhone or Galaxy feels the difference, analysts said. That's because of the long regulatory process ahead at the FCC to get the auction up and running and then make those airwaves available to winners.