Lawrence J. Spiwak
As the demand for mobile wireless services continues to explode, the search for underutilized spectrum that can be repurposed from low- to high-value commercial use never ends. For the most part, the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of former Chairman Ajit Pai had a good track record in this regard, including successfully repurposing the 900 MHz band, navigating the byzantine complexities of the C-Band to get that auction off the ground, and converting the 5.9 MHz band for Wi-Fi use. But while kudos are certainly due, in fairness we need to recognize that the Pai Administration also had its missteps.
The opinion article appears in yalejreg.com dated May 27, 2021