FCC Considering New Spectrum Auction
Today FCC Chairman Kevin Martin made public the agency's plans to hold another auction for spectrum. This new auction, called AWS III, would sell off a 25MHz chunk of airwaves in the 2155-2180MHz range. The winner of this spectrum would be required to offer free broadband services to 50% of the population within four years, and 95% of the population by the end of the license term. The FCC did not provide any details on when this auction might occur, but it is scheduled to vote on the matter June 12. There is also no word whether or not this new auction would affect the terms of the unsold 700MHz D Block from the recent spectrum auction. The FCC has asked the public for ideas on what to do with that block of spectrum.
Jan 19, 2018
The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
Oct 23, 2018
The FCC today proposed two separate actions meant to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband use. The first covers the rules governing the 3.5 GHz band (Citizens Broadband Radio Service).
Apr 13, 2017
The FCC today marked the official end of the incentive auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The agency said 50 wireless companies bid a cumulative $19.8 billion on some 70 MHz of spectrum that was put on offer by 175 television stations.
Jan 18, 2017
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
Oh yes, i will spend a few billion on this 25MHz sliver of a license, and give out free service.
I could see this working
Dont disgriminate against the poor... they need FREE internet; so YOU can pay for it! 😁
hurray for socialism... or should we say OBAMAism--- this is that change he keeps talking about.
No wait, I was thinking of Burger King. Sorry.