Articles by Andrew M. Seybold
At the APCO International annual conference held in Minneapolis Aug. 19-22, the acting Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca Blank, announced the twelve members of the FirstNet board of directors from the public sector. The board is a fifteen-member board with three permanent members representing the federal government.
There are many reasons to auction spectrum but the main reason seems to be that it gives Congress bragging rights about reducing the debt.
Spectrum is the currency of true value for commercial network operators. The demand for broadband services continues to surge ahead month after month and all of the network operators are saying they need more spectrum.