Now that the FCC allows educational licensees in the 2.5 GHz band to lease spectrum to commercial players, it appears some license holders are looking to cash in on the trend. Clearwire is suing Peralta Community College District in the San Francisco Bay area, claiming it is wrongfully trying to get out of a spectrum leasing contract so it can resell to a higher bidder. Clearwire claims the spectrum it wants to lease from the college district is the only way it can provide broadband wireless services in the area.
For more about Clearwire's lawsuit against the Peralte Community College District:
- read this article from The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)