“Private Commons” in Radio Spectrum: The FCC Avoids a Tragic Result

May 1, 2005

William Sayle Carnell

In September, 2004, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refined and expanded its spectrum leasing rules, further removing barriers to the transfer of spectrum rights among private parties. One of the most intriguing aspects of this order was its establishment of a novel form of spectrum rights management referred to as a spectrum “commons.” ...

"Private Commons" in Radio Spectrum: The FCC Avoids a Tragic Result