Industry Closer to Seeing 1700 Band Auction

Rockwell, Mark
January 2006
Wireless Week;1/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the possible auction of 1710-1755 megahertz (MHz) by the U.S. Federal Communications Communication which will allow the cellular telephone services industry to use the spectrum. According to Michael Gallagher of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the cost of moving the government users out of the spectrum is lower than expected. The auction of 35 MHz of broadband in 2004 has generated $2 billion. The departure of Gallagher will affect the spectrum initiative of NTIA.


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