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FCC 700 MHz Auction Postscript: Big loss for US Wireless Network Competition

Abstract:   We have previously opined that the highly touted 700 MHz auction was a win for the U.S. government (almost $20B was raised) and Google (open access rules for C block w/o spending a dime).  Yet it was a big loss for public safety.    Based on a post auction spectrum analysis from a […]

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Wireless

Has the 700 MHz Auction Been a Failure?

Abstract Promoted as the most important FCC auction in decades, it appears that the 700 MHz auction has been a failure on several fronts.  We were promised private operator-public safety partnerships (for the D Block) along with a new nationwide wireless broadband network (Frontline Wireless’ initiative), open access for any device and any application (Google’s […]

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Frontline on the Backburner – Time for the Congress to Rethink Spectrum Sale!

By Ken Pyle, ken dot pyle at viodi dot com Over-the-air spectrum, just like the air we breathe, is a public good. That is, all of the citizens of the United States are co-owners in the this mostly invisible resource that is truly ubiquitous. Years ago, our Federal Government, the steward of our spectrum, decided […]