Summary Box: TV channel squeeze proposed

THE VISION: Television stations would be paid to voluntarily give up their frequencies so that cellphone companies would have more airwaves to offer wireless broadband services.

EXTRA FUNDS: The government would use some proceeds to fund tax cuts and unemployment benefits under a proposal in Congress.

STAY TUNED: Even if the Federal Communications Commission gets the legislative authority to do this, it will still need to find broadcasters willing to cede their frequencies.