Spectrum

FCC Proposes Spectrum Sharing Model for the CBRS

By Lawson Faulkner The FCC is seeking public comment on a collection of proposed rule changes for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), a 150 MHz spectrum band available for both commercial and federal government use. Most notably, one proposal would sunset the “transition of grandfathered wireless broadband…

Spectrum is More Important than Middle Mile

By James Erwin It has been 30 years since Congress granted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to auction radiofrequency spectrum for commercial use, and Congress has carelessly allowed auction authority to lapse. Making matters worse, Congress’s failure to reach an agreement is due to the Department of Defense’s…

The Senate Should Pass the House Spectrum Bill

Without Congressional reauthorization, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will lose its general spectrum auction authority at the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Congress has never allowed this to happen, and it should not do so now. Taking the initiative, the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a…