The FCC Disincentive Auction – My Daily Caller Op-ed

Please don’t miss my new Daily Caller op-ed: “The FCC Disincentive Auction.”

  • It exposes an auction at war with itself, with more economic disincentives than incentives to bid.
  • It also spotlights the irony of FCC auction rules that approve a de facto Sprint and T-Mobile “wireless duopoly” of auction bidders.  

It’s Part 13 of my Spectrum Waste Fraud & Abuse Series. 


Spectrum Waste Fraud & Abuse Series

Part 1: U.S. Government's Obsolete and Wasteful Spectrum Hoarding and Rationing [9-7-12]

Part 2: U.S. Falling behind the World in Auctioning Broadband Spectrum [9-24-12]

Part 3: U.S. Government's Obsolete & Dysfunctional Spectrum Management [10-5-12]

Part 4: America's Real Wireless Problem Isn't Too Little WiFi [2-17-13]

Part 5: The Looming Government Spectrum Scandal [3-7-13]

Part 6: FCC's Obsolete Wireless Competition Mindset [3-26-13]

Part 7: DOJ Joins FCC in Picking Wireless Winners and Losers [4-15-13]

Part 8: The FCC/DOJ's One Gigahertz Spectrum Charade [6-7-13]

Part 9: The New U.S. Spectrum Policy has Big Problems [6-19-13]

Part 10: A 600 MHz "UNE-P-Like" Wireless Auction? [6-25-13]

Part 11: Arbitrary Spectrum Policy [6-28-13]

Part 12: FCC Shouldn't Pick Wireless Technologies [12-2-13]