Lawsuit Filed To Delay Spectrum Auction
Apr 28, 2006, 1:54 PM by (staff)
A cofounder of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed suit against the FCC in a US district court today. Maria Gonzalez along with the EMR Policy Institue, American Skin Association, and others seek to block the AWS (3G) spectrum auction scheduled for June until the FCC prepares an environmental impact study of the effects of long term exposure to low level radiation in the new spectrum. THe NRDC has previously challenged the FCC's exposure guidelines, but has not been successful.
Sprint to Sit Out AWS-3 Auction
Sprint today confirmed that it will skip an upcoming spectrum auction. "Sprint has decided not to participate in the FCC's AWS-3 auction, but will continue to evaluate the opportunities presented by the upcoming 600MHz incentive auction," said Sprint spokesman Jeffrey Silva to Bloomberg.
Court Says FCC's Incentive Auction Can Proceed
A federal appeals court today denied broadcasters' bid to derail the FCC's forthcoming reverse auction. The incentive auction, set to take place in mid 2016, will see wireless companies bid for spectrum owned by television broadcasters.
FCC Wants Input On Reverse Auction Rules
The FCC today adopted a Public Notice regarding the reverse auction for 600MHz television spectrum, currently scheduled to take place in early 2016. The FCC wants input regarding the auction's specifics, such as how it should set opening prices, what its spectrum targets should be, and how best to measure the impact of potential interference.
AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Over, Bids Total $44.89 Billion
The FCC today said Auction 97, which covered blocks of spectrum in the AWS-3 band, is now over. It received a final bid today for the 1695-1710MHz unpaired spectrum band just a day after it closed bids for the G, H, I, and J paired spectrum blocks.
FCC Commish Uses Sprint As Launch Point to Bash Auction
Following Sprint's decision to skip next year's 600MHz incentive auction, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai had harsh words for the FCC's plans. "Sprint's decision highlights the folly of the FCC's attempt to pick winners and losers before the auction begins," said Pai, in reference to the rules being assigned to the auction.
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So if this lawsuit gets serious and the research is actually required before the FCC can auction off the spectrum, are we going to be waiting longer for 3G services from the little guys?
Right now, it isn't looking too good for T-Mobile.
they should also research that 700mhz qualcomm is holding back for that media service.
Long term exposure research? That's going to take...a long time.
So if this lawsuit gets serious and the research is actually required before the FCC can auction off the spectrum, are we going to be waiting longer