Lawmakers grill FCC officials on LightSquared’s fate – FierceWireless

Lawmakers grill FCC officials on LightSquared's fate - FierceWireless

Lawmakers on Friday pressed FCC officials on why the agency had squashed LightSquared’s plans to launch a wholesale LTE network so quickly, a stark reversal from earlier concerns that the agency has been too cozy with the company.

The lawmakers, mainly Republicans, on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight grilled the FCC officials over the fact that LightSquared’s 40 MHz of 1.6 GHz L-band spectrum is now essentially lying unused while the FCC urges broadcasters to give up spectrum for mobile broadband. The subcommittee’s chairman, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), said that was not “sound spectrum policy.”

via Lawmakers grill FCC officials on LightSquared’s fate – FierceWireless.

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