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56403739
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Naples, FL
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Spectrum squatter

"so much spectrum that we decided to do tests so in case we have multi-modal phones with other air interfaces"

If they have that much fallow spectrum laying around maybe it's time for the FCC to start taking it back and giving it to companies who will actually use it to provide service.



FFH
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said by 56403739:

"so much spectrum that we decided to do tests so in case we have multi-modal phones with other air interfaces"

If they have that much fallow spectrum laying around maybe it's time for the FCC to start taking it back and giving it to companies who will actually use it to provide service.
Then the FCC would have to pay back the money that was collected when the FCC leased them the spectrum. Given the state of the treasury, how likely is that scenario?
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DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV
reply to 56403739

said by 56403739:

"so much spectrum that we decided to do tests so in case we have multi-modal phones with other air interfaces"

If they have that much fallow spectrum laying around maybe it's time for the FCC to start taking it back and giving it to companies who will actually use it to provide service.
In that case, they need to take back spectrum from at&t and verizon first as they are notorious spectrum squatters.


56403739
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reply to FFH

said by FFH:

Then the FCC would have to pay back the money that was collected when the FCC leased them the spectrum
Actually, no they don't. There are time limits on how long they can let it lay fallow before they lose the license. If the licensee does not implement service they lose the spectrum with no recourse. Read the rules.