Thursday, December 22, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

GAO on Extending Spectrum Auctions

A GAO survey released yesterday found widespread support for extending the FCC's spectrum auction authority beyond its 2007 experiation date, but identified little consensus on how better to allocate spectrum efficiently. FCC staff told GAO that combining the current "command and control" process with an "exclusive, flexible rights" model on the one hand and a "commons" model on the other might work. Industry stakeholders wanted more flexible use and a reexamination of the allocation of spectrum between the government and the market.

posted by Patrick Ross @ 9:20 AM | Spectrum