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Unformatted text preview: Colorado. The grants
will inject around $500,000 into efforts by Rocky
Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc.
to transition rural television stations to digital
To boost the competition, construction, and
growth of wireless facilities, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is beginning to set
up bandwidth auctions to favor new construction
and expansion and to encourage small bidders.
In Auction 93, the next auction of FM bandwidth
that will open in March 2012, winning bidders will
receive construction permits that, if completed in
an allotted time period, will allow bidders to file
for an eight-year license. However, despite a push
for increased investment and near record-setting
revenue for wireless companies in 2010, U.S. wireless jobs continue to decline. Industry consolidation, such as the contested merger between AT&T
and T-Mobile, and increased productivity due to
technological innovation continue to eliminate
One of the ongoing challenges in remaining
competitive in the saturated U.S. wireless mar...
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