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FCC Still Picking Winners and Losers in Spectrum Auction
07/25/2014 at 08:17 am - Michi Iljazi

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The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has been dogged in its fight against forms of cronyism that aim to give preferential treatment to certain groups or interests when it comes to issues including energy, defense, and telecom. One area in telecom where this has been blatant is in the upcoming spectrum auction (read previous TPA blogs on spectrum here and here) being handled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The FCC is sitting on approximately $20 billion worth of spectrum (see TPA infographic here) that should be sold. But, instead of keeping the sale process open and transparent, it appears the FCC is continuing their preferred policy of picking winners and losers in terms of who will get to bid for the valuable spectrum. The latest spectrum and crony capitalism news comes from Todd Shields and Jonathan D. Salant in a Bloomberg story earlier this week.

 


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