Rob Bruce, president/Communications for Rogers Communications, speaking at the 2011 Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, pressed for a fair and open auction of 700 MHz band spectrum in Canada.

Bruce said that an equal and fair auction – that includes established players and newcomers under the same rules – is critical to Rogers’ deployment of its next generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. 700 MHz spectrum delivers better in-building penetration and, importantly for Canadians who live in a country with low population density, better coverage in rural and remote areas.

Bruce called on the new Conservative Government and new Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, to adopt a digital strategy that doesn’t penalize established players such as Rogers.

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FCC Awards 2.5GHz Licenses to Tribes

The FCC formally granted 154 applications submitted through its 2.5GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. Those applicants will be able to use the 2.5GHz band to provide broadband and other advanced wireless

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