Debate Heats Up over Spectrum Auctions

Media outlets, regulators and lobbyists this week cranked up the rhetoric over the potential effects of the FCC’s upcoming wireless spectrum auctions.

In the online articleThe Myth of the Wireless Spectrum Crisison Gigaom.com, Tim Farrar used the Wireless Association’s (CTIA’s)Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey to show CTIA’s own numbers show wireless data growth is actually slowing.

He writes, “Last week, CTIA trumpeted the latest results of their semi-annual wireless industry survey with the headline ‘Consumer Data Traffic Increased 104 Percent.’ Among their conclusions were that Americans have a voracious appetite for mobile data, and that the wireless industry in turn needs more spectrum to meet those demands. [Read More]

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