Monday, March 24, 2008

Spectrum Auctions

Government spectrum auctions determine what cell phone companies get the right to broadcast at certain frequencies. This is boring, but it is also fairly exciting. ..Why?

Because the spectrum auction in the United States raised 20 billion dollars. Canada's should be around one tenth of that. None of this money is raised through taxes. All of it is payed for by the people who use it, cellphone users. Billions of dollars in public money, with no taxes. We need more programs like this.

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