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From Auckland to Dallas, Spectrum Limits Have Appeal

In response to a recent T-Mobile filing, AT&T this week acknowledged for the first time that, indeed, it is comfortable with upfront spectrum caps for auctions. That represents huge progress for AT&T, which has been arguing for months against any limits for the upcoming 600 MHz low-band auction.
Government Affairs

Eliminating State Telecom Equipment Taxes Will Spur Economic Development

Broadband is today’s engine driving economic development and job creation.  Data centers, application developers, rural healthcare providers, distance learning programs and local education providers, smart-grids, and other technology-based enterprises are all dependent upon broadband connectivity. 
Government Affairs

Spectrum-Aggregation Limits Are Good For Public Safety

In 2012, Congress passed legislation on the creation of a nationwide public safety broadband network.  And in 2013, the FCC is moving closer to providing rules around the 600 MHz broadcast incentive auction. These separate matters have two important connections.
Government Affairs

Auction Revenue? No Problem

The gold standard of spectrum these days is the 600 MHz block, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is getting ready to auction.
Government Affairs

Government Must Embrace President's Leadership on Spectrum

President Obama understands the importance of wireless broadband to the economy and the need to ensure that spectrum is available to fuel this economic engine.
Government Affairs

We Need a Course Correction on Federal Spectrum

Go into any workplace, restaurant, school, or home today and it is easy to see why the wireless industry is a significant component of our country’s economic recovery. 
Government Affairs

Transition to IP Technology Requires Some Oversight

Internet Protocol (IP) is the technology used by virtually every telecommunications company today. 
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Getting it Right for Competition in the FCC Incentive Auction

The stakes are high as the Federal Communications Commission makes plans to conduct its first ever “incentive” auction of spectrum licenses with frequencies coming from broadcasters to be re-purposed for mobile broadband services.
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