It would appear that the Congressional deal on Payroll Tax etc., includes the spectrum provisions. It looks like we saved the TV white spaces, and the ability to protect competition (AT&T is reported to be furious with the House Rs for caving). Given where we were in December, I consider this a win. If nothing else, it means I did not waste 10 years of my life doing TV white spaces.
On a perhaps more accessible level for everyone not in telecom, my office is getting me a new Mac Air.