On June 3, 2019, NTCA filed comments supporting the FCC's proposal to create rules that would encourage large providers to partition/disaggregate/lease unused portions of their spectrum to small, rural carriers. NTCA recommended establishing construction benchmarks, and penalties for missing those benchmarks, for all licenses covering geographic areas that are the size of partial economic areas or larger. NTCA also recommended implementing a "use it or lose it" requirements for existing licensees.
Partitioning, Disaggregation, and Leasing of Spectrum, WT Docket No. 19-38