Spectrum Policy and the Public Interest

  • Ellen P. Goodman
Part of the The Economics of Information, Communication and Entertainment book series (ECOINFORM, volume 01)

This chapter examines how spectrum policy priorities came to shape today's television broadcast system and the issues that will influence the future of wireless video. As video services come to migrate freely between wired and wireless platforms and as broadcast television merges with other forms of wireless video, spectrum policy and the public interest values that it reflects will shape the video value chain. These values are often cross-cutting and require tradeoffs among such interests as maintaining existing communications services, technical innovation, spectrum efficiency, universal service, media diversity and competition. What tradeoffs are made and what they cost, is too frequently hidden from public view.


Public Interest Video Service Broadcast Television Spectrum Resource Broadcast Service 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen P. Goodman
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityCamden

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