Key Stakeholders Support AIRWAVES Bill — for Different Reasons

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Media Outlet: Morning Consult

OTI was cited in a Morning Consult article in reference to their support of the AIRWAVES Act, and Michael Calabrese was quoted:

“There is an immediate opportunity to share 500 megahertz of underutilized satellite spectrum above 3.7 GHz for more affordable rural and small town broadband,” said Michael Calabrese, director of New America’s Wireless Future Project.
He argued that the AIRWAVES bill could miss an opportunity to create greater broadband access sooner “if the sole focus is raising one-time auction revenue that requires clearing satellite incumbents off the band,” since that process would take a decade to implement.

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Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America’s Open Technology Institute.