WISPA urges the FCC to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model

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In new comments filed at the FCC, WISPA urges the Commission to reform broadband subsidies by rethinking its assumptions about all-fiber deployments in rural areas that underpin its cost model. WISPA also supports the goal of moving away from the current “100% overlap” trigger for phase-out of support for rate-of-return incumbents, and advocates for a simple reverse auction mechanism that makes support available to a broader range of providers once a lower competitive benchmark is reached.

FCC Must Choose Between Many or Few with Spectrum Rule Change

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A proposed rule change before the Federal Communications Commission for spectrum licenses in the 3.5 GHz band presents a clear choice between the needs of the few and the needs of the many—though with some complications.

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