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Conferees for the Senate and House have agreed on spectrum-auction provisions of a tax bill.
The following is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge:
“We commend the negotiators from the Senate and House for coming up with a bill that will preserve the future of unlicensed spectrum while also allowing for the Federal Communications Commission to have flexibility in creating spectrum auctions to protect competition.
“We are also pleased that the conferees deleted language preventing the FCC from implementing even the modest open Internet rules for wireless services.
“We urge the full Senate and House to approve these provisions as part of the overall tax package. We look forward to working with the Commission as they implement the legislation, to make certain spectrum policy balances innovation and competition.”