FCC auction could alter wireless, TV industries in Minn.

The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready for a big auction that could change what you can see on television.

Tuesday was the deadline for TV stations to apply to have the broadcast frequencies they use sold at auction at the end of March.

The FCC would buy the frequencies and resell them to wireless companies that need more bandwidth. The television stations would then move their transmissions to less desirable frequencies or drop out of the broadcast business entirely.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Gregg Skall, the Washington-based counsel for the Minnesota Broadcasters Association.

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