Thursday, February 13, 2003

Geoist Spectrum Policy Finally Embraced by Many
"For more than 10 years, citizen groups such as Common Ground-U.S.A. have favored a smart, just policy for how to handle "spectrum assignment" -- the process of determing who gets to use which airwaves. In the past, spectrum assignment has been a corrupt feeding frenzy as spectrum owners received huge windfalls of spectrum for free or almost free, cheating the taxpayers of America out of hundreds of billions of dollars.

"Common Ground-U.S.A. has consistently proposed that spectrum rights be leased to users, not sold; and that these rights should be auctioned off in a free, open market, not decided in a secret meeting of bureaucrats and lobbyists. Now a coalition of groups following Common Ground-U.S.A.'s recommendations has submitted a long argument to the Spectrum Policy Task Force of the Federal Communications Commission."

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