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Money talks: Bill would pay federal agencies to give up spectrum

March 26, 2015 2:09 pm

Wireless companies need more spectrum and federal agencies are sitting on a lot of it. To shake some loose, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and the Senate re-introduced a bill that would pay government agencies to give it up. The Federal Spectrum Incentive Act re-introduced Thursday, [...]

T-Mobile is expanding in DC. Here’s why.

March 24, 2015 8:50 pm

T-Mobile is adding more firepower to its Washington office. Former iHeart Media lobbyist Brendan Kelsay has joined the “Un-carrier” as director of federal affairs at a critical time for the company. T-Mobile is lobbying hard to convince the FCC to set aside at least half the spectrum [...]

Support grows for FCC spectrum auction rule reform

March 19, 2015 12:23 pm

Commissioner Pai started it; Chairman Wheeler committed to it; now Congress is getting behind the effort to revamp FCC spectrum auction rules that facilitate small business participation in wireless auctions. The day after a contentious Senate commerce hearing which brought the auction [...]

FCC to reform wireless spectrum auction discounts for small business

March 19, 2015 7:30 am

Amid the partisan sparring over net neutrality at the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing Wednesday, there was one brief moment of consensus.  The FCC rules that provide discounts to small businesses in its wireless spectrum auctions are slated to be  tightened up. Since the [...]

Dish gets more flak for spectrum strategy

March 16, 2015 3:00 pm

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai isn’t letting go of his opposition to the way Dish gained access to a large swath of wireless spectrum from last month’s AWS auction. And he’s again calling on his fellow commissioners to pull the plug on the existing terms of the sale. Pai’s statement comes as [...]
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