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February 11, 2010
Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon Featured in BusinessWeek Article on Broadcaster Compensation for Vacating Airwaves

Dr. Coleman Bazelon, a principal in Brattle’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in BusinessWeek on February 11, 2010 in an article on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed plan to compensate broadcasters for vacating the airwaves in the face of a potential broadband shortage. The article, “FCC May Pay Broadcasters for Airwaves,” cites a recent paper authored by Dr. Bazelon and submitted to the FCC in which he suggests that broadcasters could reallocate broadband for high-speed wireless purposes and provide over-the-air broadcasts at other frequencies. This would allow broadcasters to make better use of the broadband they have, help alleviate the current shortage, and have "far-reaching economic and social benefits," according to Dr. Bazelon. For more information, please visit the BusinessWeek website.