Washington, DC, March 27, 2019 – Today, Tech Knowledge, a tech policy think tank, filed a white paper on transformation of the 2.5 GHz band for next-generation wireless broadband services, including 5G, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The white paper contains an “FCC roadmap” on how best to transition “Educational Broadband Service” (EBS) spectrum to commercial wireless use through a voluntary incentive auction that would:
- Maximize the educational value of the EBS spectrum;
- Yield higher revenue for incumbent EBS licensees and higher-quality educational broadband services for K-12 educational institutions to help close the ‘homework gap’; and
- Assign new spectrum licenses in this band more efficiently than secondary market transactions.