Skip to comments.Congress Shouldn’t Lend Backdoor Legitimacy to the FCC’s Illegitimate Power Grabs
Posted on 08/03/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Which brings us to the FCCs next opportunity to illegally create law under the guise of conditions the spectrum bandwidth auctions.
Quick definition: Spectrum is the allocated airwaves. Used by broadcast radio and television (not cable TV), satellite radio and TV, cell phones and even Bluetooth headsets, garage door openers and car key fobs
And were running out of free-for-use spectrum.
So we need Congressional legislation to create the next round of spectrum bandwidth auctions.
(Which is further fomenting a great and growing prospective battle between the radio and TV broadcasters who have spectrum aplenty, but who arent using all of it optimally or at all and the phone companies who will be needing the eternal More. But theres much more to this, so lets not go there here. At least for now.)
The absolute last thing we need is the Congress inadvertently or deliberately back-dooring the FCC any sort of legislative conditions imprimatur via the spectrum auction law.
Meaning: Dont write a spectrum bill that even intimates the FCC has this far-reaching, seemingly limitless conditions authority which theyve illegitimately claimed on mergers on these auctions.
Meaning: Dont cram the spectrum auction law with a whole host of Leftist ideological claptrap conditions to which purchasers have to adhere. If you do it, the FCC will think they can go hog wild. Or hog wilder.
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Let's keep an eye on these tyrants.