SPOTLIGHT: FCC wanted open access applied to more spectrum

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said the commission considered an open-access requirement on more of the 700 MHz spectrum the FCC is auctioning off next year. Martin said during testimony before the House Small Business Panel that the commission considered open-access requirements on a further 30 megahertz of spectrum but decided against it because of concerns from smaller telecom companies. Open-access only applies to a swathe of 22 megahertz of spectrum the commission is auctioning off. Article