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What You Need To Know About Upcoming FCC Auctions

Law360, New York (September 21, 2017, 6:13 PM EDT) -- As demand for spectrum to power internet-connected devices skyrockets and the need to extend broadband service in rural areas emerges as a national priority, both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress are looking for competitive ways to distribute limited federal funds and resources.

As evidenced by recent agency actions and legislation, policy-watchers can expect the FCC to increasingly turn to auctions as a way to put more spectrum in the hands of wireless companies and to provide subsidies to service providers that commit to extending infrastructure in rural areas.

Here's what you need to know about the kinds of auctions the...

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