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Voices rise over airwaves auction

Tech sectors, old and new, at odds on a lucrative sale

By Bobby Caina Calvan
Globe Staff / October 31, 2011

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Auctioning off unused airwaves could provide the federal government with as much as $30 billion in budget-balancing revenue while widening the information superhighway that telecommunications companies rely on to satisfy rapidly-growing consumer demand for wireless technology. But television and radio broadcasters, who control much of the airwaves now, are raising objections.

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