NetAmerica Unveils Program for 700 MHz Licensees

NetAmerica Alliance LLC announced in an April 27 press statement the launch of a new program designed to assist those companies that purchased 700 MHz spectrum in Auction 73 to fulfill build-out requirements.

The License Saver Program is an initiative intended to assist in the development of new, immediate revenue generation though the acquisition of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services. The program also address three key elements for licensees. It (1) preserves the license, (2) minimizes and conserves both capital and operating expenditures, and (3) minimizes waste while assuring compatibility with future deployment. Read more

Grassley Stands Firm on Nominee Hold

April 10 articles in TR Daily and Broadcasting & Cable cover Sen. Charles Grassley’s (R–Iowa) position on documents concerning LightSquared and its stalled attempt to launch a nationwide 4G long term evolution (LTE) network. According to Sen. Grassley, the documents shared with him on April 6 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee appear to be incomplete.

The Iowa senator has requested that additional information from the FCC be made available to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The senator is maintaining his hold on two nominees for commissioner’s seats at the FCC. A spokesperson for Grassley said in a statement, “According to the FCC, the documents all have been previously released through the Freedom of Information Act.”  This point was made in the cover letter accompanying the documents. Read more