by Will Rinehart
American Action Forum
May 05, 2014
Spectrum policy in the United States developed from a hodgepodge of government regimes and giveaways, resulting in an amalgamation of a spectrum map. Policymakers now face a daunting task. In order to repurpose spectrum for the most efficient means, some actors in the system will have to give up their holdings, including broadcasters, civilian agencies, and military entities. Given the regulatory history and the problems we face now, the FCC should create a regime that is able to meet the flexible needs of tomorrow, so that the current holdings can be adapted to future needs.

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