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Court Overturns FCC Auction Rules

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2010 - The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that the Federal Communications Commission auction rules have violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The rules mandated that small businesses hold their spectrum for 10 years prior to selling it and prevented them from leasing more than 50 percent of the spectrum to third parties. Keep Reading

Spectrum

Rep. Boucher Introduces ‘Voluntary Incentives Auction’ Act

WASHINGTON July 30, 2010 –Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., in coordination with ranking member Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., unveiled a new bill aimed at addressing America’s scarce supply of spectrum. The legislation, titled the “Voluntary Incentive Auctions Act,” would permit the FCC to conduct incentive-based spectrum auctions. Keep Reading

FCC, FDA Partner to Address Health Technologies Using Spectrum

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – To plug it in and keep it beating, these two agencies must keep on meeting was the general theme of a panel discussion Monday convened by the Federal Communications Commission and Food and Drug Administration to address the current state of wireless health, and the lessons learned in those fields. Keep Reading

FCC Calls For Comment on Web-Based Data Collection

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday that it would seek comment on its Web-based system which tracks the information of applicants seeking to operate in existing frequencies. The system is designed to operate as a means for nonfederal applicants to determine the availability of RF spectrum in any location, or the need for detailed frequency coordination of a specific newly proposed assignment within the shared portions of the radio spectrum. Keep Reading

Public Safety/Spectrum

Sprint Releases 35Mhz of Spectrum

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 –Sprint has announced that it has successfully completed a technological overhaul that frees up 35 MegaHerz of spectrum for general usage. The overhaul was undertaken pursuant to the Federal Government’s goal of freeing up additional spectrum, given the general scarcity of the resource, a fact which Sprint spokespeople acknowledged. Keep Reading

Mexico Raises Billions of Pesos via Spectrum Auction

WASHINGTON July 19, 2010 – The Mexican government recently completed their auction of the 1.9 Ghz band which raised 2 billion pesos ($156 million) and the 1.7 Ghz band which raised 4.91 billion pesos ($379.7 million). The government now plans to auction the 3.4 Ghz band and 3.7Ghz bands and possibly the 700Mhz band. The Mexican telecommunications commission has yet to release the names of the winners. Keep Reading

FCC/Spectrum/Wireless

Genachowski Announces Creation of Spectrum Data Inventory

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 -The Federal Communications Commission will increase its transparency by overseeing the creation of a spectrum inventory that includes users and license holders, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski told senators in a Thursday letter. Last May, Senators John D. Rockefeller and John Kerry asked Genachowski and the FCC to create a comprehensive database of spectrum users and licensees. Genachowski’s Thursday reply said that the FCC is now taking an inventory of all spectrum users and licensees. Keep Reading

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