House puts kibosh on spectrum fees

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The House Budget Committee on Thursday passed budget legislation that does not include spectrum fees or spectrum auction delays.

Last month, President George W. Bush proposed a budget that would require broadcasters to pay a total of nearly $1 billion, divided over several years, until they finally returned all their analog spectrum to the government. Bush's budget also proposed delaying the channel 60-69 and 52-59 auctions for several years.
- Paige Albiniak