Toward an Evolutionary Regime for Spectrum Governance: Licensing or Unrestricted Entry?

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The federal government's approach to regulating the spectrum remains largely administrative, causing major inefficiency and waste. Ironically, just as the FCC has begun to use market mechanisms, some people are pushing to treat spectrum as a common resource open to all entrants. Commons proponents maintain that with new, interference-avoiding technology, licensing is becoming unnecessary and impractical. In this brief study, noted economist William J. Baumol evaluates two options for spectrum governance--a tradable license ...

Toward an Evolutionary Regime for Spectrum Governance: Licensing or Unrestricted Entry? 2006, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815708490

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