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Linda K. Moore, Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress (CRS Report R40674) (June 21, 2012) (full-text).


In the 112th Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate have announced plans to address job creation and deficit reduction in bills that may include provisions to expedite the availability of spectrum for commercial use. Bills under consideration address deficit reduction, spectrum policy, public safety communications, and research and development for emerging communications technologies. This report discusses key spectrum policy issues that are being considered in the 112th Congress, such as the role of wholesale networks like that being deployed by LightSquared.