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Increasing the Efficiency of Spectrum Allocation

Jul 2014
Working Paper
13-035
By  Gregory Rosston
Over the past 80 years, the Federal Communications Commission has been responsible for the allocation of non-governmental use of the radio frequency spectrum. Over that time, here have been significant changes in spectrum use that have been driven by changes in demand and technology. The technical, regulatory, and business obstacles in past reallocations shed light on some of the FCC’s implementation decisions for its upcoming two-sided auction.

Keywords: Spectrum; Competition; Regulation.