In the FCC’s recent incentive auction for spectrum, a total of $41 billion was bid. As expected, the winning bidders tended to be enormous, but this time, exceedingly small Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless LicenseCo stood out. Both have affiliation with Dish Network, the satellite TV outfit with revenues of $14.6 billion and a market […]
AWS-3 was an auction for 65 megahertz of broadband spectrum that wrapped up at the end of January. The winning bids drew a total of $45 billion for spectrum that is largely occupied by government agencies and TV channels. Money from the winning bids will pay to help them move, will fund a new first […]
Real Clear Policy published an ACI blog that calls for open and competitive bidding rules for the upcoming wireless broadband auction. To make matters worse, T-Mobile and Sprint have recently called on further favors from the FCC. Read how these rules will negatively affect wireless consumers.
We are a nation dependent on wireless broadband. For personal communications, for internet-based applications and for business operations, wireless broadband services are wildly popular among students, employees, businesses and families. Broadband wireless is available to 99.5% of the U.S. population, according to the FCC’s sixteenth report on wireless competition. Currently deployed wireless broadband is […]
The following a statement by Steve Pociask, President of the ACI: “The CMS bidding process is so fatally flawed that it will fail to find sustainable market prices for medical equipment. This will create market shortages that will push efficient suppliers to bankruptcy and mean that many patients will not have access to medical […]
In 2003 legislation required Medicare to begin a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment. Later legislation delayed implementation until 2009. To support the original requirement in 2005 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS) began a study named Evaluation of National DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program . The results of all research activities […]