The FCC Plays Matchmaker

Drucker, Elliott
October 2007
Wireless Week;10/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in re-allocating 700 MHz spectrum available for auctioning to commercial interest which involves the so-called D block spectrum. Accordingly, the D block will be awarded as a single nationwide license. It is stated that whoever gains the D block spectrum will have the right to extend a network on a single channel block across the nation. A prospective advantage to the public/private partnership will be in efficiency of spectrum use, as stated.


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