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Who to lobby on spectrum: Policy Map

telecom | 06/12/2015 2:33 pm EDT

With demand for wireless spectrum on the rise, policy around the finite natural resource in Canada has emerged as a major government file over the last decade. Two spectrum auctions have already taken place this year, so far raising $2.86 billion in government revenues, and a third auction is scheduled for August to sell off residual spectrum licenses not previously bought. Talks are also underway between government and industry stakeholders for a future 3500 MHz auction that could take rural spectrum used for fixed wireless service and repurpose it for mobile service in urban areas. There...