Brandan Sasso, “Dozens of lawmakers call for more unlicensed spectrum,” The Hill, February 9, 2012

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Brandan Sasso, Dozens of lawmakers call for more unlicensed spectrum, The Hill, February 9, 2012

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“The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), argues the government should not pay to reclaim airwaves that it will then give away for free in the form of unlicensed spectrum.”

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Talk about Orwellian doublespeak: this is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. Walden is structuring the auction so that broadcasters will receive a huge spectrum windfall. Then he invents a new definition of windfall so he can accuse advocates of unlicensed spectrum of doing what he is doing. Chutzpah! But I don’t doubt that it will work.

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