Use Airwaves To Boost Broadband Competition: DOJ

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 3:58 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission should free up underused airwaves in order to boost competition in the market for high-speed Internet access, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

Responding to the FCC's request for public comments on its effort to develop a national broadband plan that would make affordable high-speed Internet access available across the U.S., the DOJ's Antitrust Division urged the commission on Monday to reallocate spectrum to encourage the development of new wireless broadband services that could potentially compete head-to-head with cable modem and...
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