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In Delay there is No Plenty: Economic Impacts of the FCC’s C-Band Plan

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This morning, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is scheduled to be the sole witness at a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee entitled “Oversight of FCC Spectrum Auctions Program.” The Commission has recently completed Auction 103 and Auction 105 (3.5 GHz) is under way, but with committee chairman Senator John Kennedy’s long-standing interest in the C-Band, this hearing likely will focus on the upcoming auction of approximately 280 MHz of this prime mid-band spectrum for commercial mobile broadband use that was formerly reserved for satellite communications. Senator Kennedy has been wary of Chairman Pai’s carefully structured decision that balances Continue Reading »