FCC limiting Mhz spectrum to creat balance. FCC is seeking to limit Mhz spectrum. In July, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on auction rules for low band spectrum. Smaller wireless providers seek expansion of the spectrum from 30 megahertz to 40 megahertz. Low band spectrum was reserved to keep larger wireless providers from a higher quality spectrum. FCC Commissioner is recommending to not expand the spectrum to 40 MHz as requested by smaller mobile providers. Opposed to FCC Commissioner’s recommendation is the DOJ. The DOJ Antitrust Division favors balance in allocating reserves.
The intended auction will involve FCC buying from TV stations and selling it to wireless carriers. The purpose of seeking expansion to 40 MHz is to enhance wireless market competition. The growing tension over broadband put the load market in question for delivery of services.