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EDUCAUSE signs on to 700 MHz Comments to the FCC

Monday, January 1, 2007

Abstract

As part of the Ad Hoc Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, EDUCAUSE signed on to comments submitted to the FCC regarding the auction rules for the 700 MHz spectrum. This valuable spectrum is expected to be auctioned off in January 2008. The comments ask the FCC to establish rules that would help facilitate a viable third provider for broadband access that would not only provide much needed competition, but would be required to adhere to basic non-discrimination rules. Considerations include rules for: anonymous bidding, exclusion of incumbents or new entrant credit, band plan issues, build-out requirements, designated entities, open access, Carterphone and net neutrality.

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