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Chairman's Statement on Launch of Mobility Fund Auction

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Released: May 2, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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May 2 , 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
Email: neil.grace@fcc.gov

STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON FCC LAUNCH OF

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ‘MOBILITY FUND’ AUCTION TO ACCELERATE DELIVERY OF 3G &

4G TO CLOSE GAPS IN MOBILE COVERAGE ACROSS THE U.S.
“For too many, dead zones in mobile coverage are too common, and today’s action will help close those
gaps. Through the launch of this Mobility Fund, the Commission has recognized mobility as a universal
service priority for the first time. And by using market-based mechanisms, we’ll ensure more gaps in
mobile coverage are closed, and that every dollar is spent wisely and efficiently.”
-FCC-

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