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How Dish Network scammed the spectrum auction for $3 billion

Through a complex financial tactic, the $34 billion Dish Network claimed a 25 percent “small business” discount in the federal spectrum auction, saving DISH $3 billion. Read More »

T-Mobile’s privileged and unfair position

Financial services executive John Burnett wrote in US News that T-Mobile is seeking a “privileged and unfair” position in the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

Response to spectrum auction off the charts

In GigaOm, Peter Rysavy writes that the most recent auction of AWS (advanced wireless services) spectrum changed the way the industry values spectrum. Read More »

Spectrum action prices high… and climbing

The long-planned auction of six blocks of publicly owned airwaves has so far reached total bidding of $34 billion -- vastly exceeded expectations. Read More »

Rewarding wireless spectrum efficiency

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel teamed up with cell phone pioneer Marty Cooper in the San Jose Mercury News to call for wireless innovation – one with a big reward. Read More »

FCC wireless chief seeks to block joint spectrum bidding

FCC tentatively concludes it should prohibit joint auction bidding by Sprint and T-Mobile​. Read More »

FCC issues full broadcast spectrum auction orders

This week, the FCC released the full orders covering the upcoming broadcast spectrum auction, which attempts to balance competing forces among the buyers and sellers of public spectrum. Read More »

FCC May 15 meeting to include Open Internet and Spectrum auction

The FCC posted the agenda for their upcoming May 15 open commission meeting which will address Open Internet and spectrum auction. Read More »

A fair and open spectrum auction for rural America

To expand rural mobile broadband, said former House Telecommunications Chair Rick Boucher, “Don’t restrict the auction by cutting out companies that currently serve rural America and want to expand their presence there.” Read More »

House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

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