Increasing Spectrum for Broadband: What are the Options?
45 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2010
Date Written: February 1, 2010
The growth of wireless broadband is a bright spot in the U.S. economy, but a shortage of flexibly licensed spectrum rights could put a crimp on this expansion. Freeing up spectrum from other uses would allow greater expansion of wireless broadband and would bring substantial gains - likely in the hundreds of billions of dollars - for U.S. consumers, businesses, and the federal treasury. In this paper we suggest three methods of making more spectrum available for market-based allocation, from both public and private sources.
Keywords: Spectrum, Wireless, Broadband
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