CEA: 'Huge Majority' Favor Spectrum Auctions

April 12, 2011
According to a poll commissioned by the Consumer Electronics Association, by a six-to-one margin, Americans believe that underutilized spectrum should be auctioned off to raise money to lower the federal deficit. In addition, Americans increasingly see less valu...
According to a poll commissioned by the Consumer Electronics Association, by a six-to-one margin, Americans believe that underutilized spectrum should be auctioned off to raise money to lower the federal deficit. In addition, Americans increasingly see less value in over-the-air broadcasts.The poll, conducted by Zogby/463, also indicated that Americans generally assign a lower value to over-the-air broadcasts compared to other uses of wireless spectrum. Fewer than 10% of American households rely on TV signals broadcast over-the-air from local TV stations, according to the poll.The Zogby/463 poll of 2,138 Americans was conducted from April 5 to April 7 and has a margin of error of 2.2 percent.