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Spectrum

 

Proceedings and Initiatives


Elimination of Barriers to Development of Secondary Markets
In November 2000 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Policy Statement and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) setting forth a framework to promote the development of more robust "secondary markets" in radio spectrum. Demand for spectrum has increased dramatically as a result of explosive growth in wireless communications technologies and user demand for wireless services. This demand threatens to outstrip supply and to impede the future growth of wireless services. An effectively functioning system of secondary markets will allow and encourage licensees to freely trade or lease their unused or unneeded spectrum capacity. Secondary market transactions could increase the amount of spectrum available to prospective users, uses, and new wireless technologies by making more effective use of spectrum that is currently assigned to existing licensees.

Releases

4/27/2006
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION
The Commission Furthers Efforts to Encourage Efficient and Effective Use of Spectrum. Specifically Providing the Opportunity for Operators using Different Technologies and/or Services to have Access to the Same Spectrum.
11/9/2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
FCC Announces the Extension of the Comment Period for Parties Commenting on the Secondary Markets Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
9/2/2004
REPORT AND ORDER
In this Second Report and Order the Commission Seeks to Further Reduce Regulatory Delay so the Spectrum Leasing Parties in Wireless Radio Services Can Implement Certain Classes of Spectrum Leasing Arrangements in a More Timely Fashion, in Accord with Evolving Marketplace Demands and Custormer Needs.
7/29/2004
REPORT AND ORDER AND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
This Order Establishes Simpler and More Flexible Rules for Licensees, Including Geographic Area Licensing and the Ability to Employ the Technology of Their Choice. In Addition, the New Rules Allow for Spectrum Leasing Under the FCC's Secondary Market Rules, but Grandfather All Existing Leasing Arrangements Between MDS and ITFS Lincesees.
7/8/2004
NEWS RELEASE AND STATEMENTS
FCC Expands Spectrum Leasing Rules and Speeds Processing to Create Additional Opportunities for Access to Spectrum Through Secondary Markets.
1/7/2004
PUBLIC NOTICE
Petitions for Reconsideration and Clarification of Action in Rulemaking Proceedings.
11/24/2003
ERRATUM
Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers to the Development of Secondary Markets.
10/6/2003
REPORT AND ORDER AND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers to the Development of Secondary Markets.
5/15/2003
NEWS RELEASE
FCC Adopts Spectrum Leasing Rules and Streamlined Processing for License Transfer and Assignment Applications, and Proposes Further Steps to Increase Access to Spectrum Through Secondary Markets
12/1/2000
POLICY STATEMENT
Principles for Promoting the Efficient Use of Spectrum by Encouraging the Development of Secondary Markets.
11/27/2000
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers to the Development of Secondary Markets.
5/23/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE
FCC Announces Agenda for Public Forum on Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum.
4/13/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE
FCC Announces Public Forum on Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum. Document released on 04/13/2000.
5/31/2000
TRANSCRIPT
Federal Communications Commission's Public Forum on Facilitating the Development of Secondary Markets in Radio Spectrum.
5/31/2000
PRESENTATION
Presentation by Mike Antonovich, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Services, PanAmSat "Considerations in the Creation of a Secondary Market for Radio Spectrum."

Other Sites

Secondary Markets Initiative

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008