The Federal Communications Commission finalized plans to sell a 10 MHz slice of H Block spectrum on Jan. 14, a move that CTIA-The Wireless Association® praised as a good first step. "There’s a lot more work to be done, but today’s announcement is a welcome step forward," the CTIA said in a statement in which Vice President Jot Carpenter pointed to other auctions in the FCC's pipeline. Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel criticized the proposal, saying it makes more sense to bundle the H Block spectrum with other 65 Mhz spectrum auctions to attract more bidders, which will in turn raise more money for a national first-responder network. The agency set a minimum strike price at $1.56 billion for the auction.
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