Could Acceleration Payments Increase Funding for Broadband? A Review of the FCC’s C-Band Plan
7 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Date Written: February 18, 2020
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
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