February 26, 2015

The FCC should require broadcast executives to sign an ethics statement
CommunicationsDailyLogoCommunications Daily cites J.H. Snider’s filing with the FCC seeking policies to deter price collusion and a massive giveaway of public assets in the upcoming “Incentive Auction” for broadcast spectrum.


 The FCC should require broadcast executives to sign an ethics statement before the TV incentive auction, pledging not to engage in collusion on selling their licenses, said Jim Snider, president of iSolon.org, in a filing at the FCC. The statement should hold them responsible for reporting any such behavior to the FTC or FCC if they detect violations outside their company, he said. Snider said broadcast executives have every incentive to engage in price fixing, and it would be difficult to detect. Snider made the filing in docket 12-268.

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