Could Acceleration Payments Increase Funding for Broadband? A Review of the FCC’s C-Band Plan

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: February 18, 2020

Abstract

In this PERSPECTIVE, I consider this concern but conclude that the Commission’s plan for the C-Band will not reduce the funds available for the Treasury to fund social programs. In fact, the Commission’s proposal is designed purposely not to do so. Based on best estimates, the Agency’s C-Band White Copy Order, if adopted, is expected to increase the net revenues available
for these social programs by nearly $1 billion.

Keywords: telecommunications, spectrum, C-band, auctions

JEL Classification: L96

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Could Acceleration Payments Increase Funding for Broadband? A Review of the FCC’s C-Band Plan (February 18, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608436 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3608436

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