[[wysiwyg_imageupload:120:height=100,width=70]]Last week, the FCC released the Spectrum Dashboard in beta. The Spectrum Dashboard is truly an exciting new tool that allows the public to search, map, and download licensing data with just a few clicks of a mouse.
Currently, the search, map, and download features are available for licenses within 225 MHz – 3700 MHz in the following services:
- 700 MHz
- 800 MHz Cellular
- Advanced Wireless Service (AWS)
- Broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS)
- Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service (EBS)
- 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS)
- Full Power TV Broadcast
- Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
Over the years, we have received similar questions from lots of different groups about who holds licenses for certain types of spectrum and where the licenses are held. The reasons for these questions ranged from an individual trying to locate a mobile phone provider in a specific area, to a company trying to acquire spectrum, to a firm trying to analyze parts of the telecommunications industry.
In the past, we were not able to point anyone to a single place at the FCC where this information could easily be found or understood. It’s wonderful to finally be able to point someone to the “Spectrum Dashboard.” Below, I will show how five fairly common questions can be answered by using the Spectrum Dashboard.
Questions that can be answered by using the Spectrum Dashboard
1) Can I see a list of all the licenses held by a company even though the company holds licenses under 100 different legal names?
Read more »