Some wireless competitors and the DOJ/OSTP are urging the FCC to effectively change their spectrum aggregation rules to treat low-band spectrum-technology <1 GHz competitively different than high-band spectrum-technology >1 GHz.
If the FCC complies, it effectively would subdivide the current spectrum marketplace into two technology markets: <1GHz and >1GHz, for the first time in twenty years of spectrum auction history. It also would set the precedent for the FCC to arbitrarily subdivide the spectrum market further in future auctions based on the FCC’s latest technology-mix prognostications at that time.
Big picture, it would represent a regression back towards the 1980s pre-auction period when the FCC, not competitive market auctions, decided which company got what spectrum, and how certain spectrum was allocated.
Specifically, Sprint, T-Mobile, Dish and other competitors want the FCC effectively to exclude some competitive bidders from fully...
We are currently hobbled by a whole host of federal government debacles. An endless litany of Government Operator Errors (GOEs).
Many are chronic. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are staring down $84 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities – simply staggering, nationally debilitating GOEs. And there is oh-so-much-more.
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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) has been trying for years to impose taxes on what you purchase on the Internet. But the so-called "Marketplace Fairness Act" is neither fair or helpful to the market.
Listen in the player to your left to a recent edition of the Hearltand Daily Podcast in which Heartland's Jim Lakely and Matthew Glans discuss Durbin’s latest scheme to bring about the destruction of the vibrant digital economy by attaching the Marketplace Fairness Act internet sales tax bill to the...
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