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Spectrum Auction Over: 175 TV Stations Take Money to Vacate Their Channels ·
An unprecedented 175 free over-the-air television signals will sign off on their current channels for good in return for an average of tens of millions in compensation paid by Comcast, Dish Networks, and various wireless companies that want their frequencies to bolster their mobile networks. The UHF dial compression comes courtesy of the latest FCC spectrum auction, which allowed …