Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FCC Inches Toward Reform

After the designated entity program was used to secure $3 billion in discounts during the AWS-3 auction, the FCC is gradually moving forward with rule changes to prevent big companies from using the discount program that is intended for small businesses. Reuters reported, “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday circulated a so-called ‘public notice’ to the rest of the commissioners, seeking further comments on specific proposals for how to reform a bidding discount program that has recently come under fire.” The potential problems with the rules came to light after two partners of Dish Network received $3 billion in discounts. Continue reading here

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