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Want 5G to flourish? Make the FCC a better auctioneer

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19.02.2019

5G is on the cusp of making its public debut, and it's forecast to change wireless communication in amazing ways. It is faster, there can be more connections, and the latency is almost nonexistent. That means that eventually the smart roads from science fiction can become a reality, and the "Internet of things" will flourish.

Everything is set except where all of the bandwidth for this will come from. However, some clever companies have banded together to just politely ask the FCC to give it all to them to manage. It is really a genius idea. Why not ask the government to just hand you the keys to assured windfall profits? But, I think that if we all get in line and ask the FCC to hand us the profits instead, then the FCC might understand why this is such a bad idea.

If they don’t decide that it is a bad idea and decide to just hand the spectrum over (which isn’t too far-fetched because that is how spectrum used to be awarded), just remember me if they pick you for the windfall.........

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