A Successful FCC Spectrum Auction!
The recently completed auction of nationwide paging and interactive TV licenses
held by the FCC was apparently a big success. It raised several hundred million
dollars for our debt ridden country's treasury. But does this kind of "rule
by the richest" best serve the public interest? I don't think so! At SSS, we're
all for the little guy -- the disadvantaged, the homeless, etc. and because of this
we think that valuable RF spectrum should not be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Wouldn't it be better if worthy causes (like schools, universities, the Red
Cross, local search and rescue squads, etc.) got first rights to use our
valuable RF spectrum, without paying fortunes to benefit who knows what?
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