Author: Deborah Collier, opinion contributor

Spectrum auction authority must be extended

One of the federal government’s most successful policies has been the auction of spectrum. Since 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has held 111 auctions that have generated more than $258 billion in net proceeds for the U.S. Treasury. The spectrum made available through these auctions has been critical to the $1.9 trillion that the private sector has invested in…