FCC puts limits on small business spectrum auction credits

Thursday 16 July 2015 | 20:28 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission announced new rules amending bidding procedures in spectrum auctions in order to ensure only true small businesses benefit from reduced licence fees. The decision is seen as an attempt to avoid the situation in the last auction when pay-TV operator Dish Network benefited from significant bid credits after it set up a small business to front its bid. The FCC said its "common sense reforms" will ensure that eligible small businesses and rural service providers are the true recipients of bidding credits. The rules introduce a cap on the total credits a small

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Dish Network / FCC
Countries: United States
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