Minority group says spectrum is a civil-rights issue


The group argues the need for additional airwaves is too pressing for the Federal Communications Commission to proceed at its usual deliberate pace with regard to rulemaking.

"[W]e don’t have any more time. None. The nation needs spectrum incentive auctions now, without delay, or we will start running out of spectrum next year," the group said.

"Congress needs to act rapidly and comprehensively to adopt spectrum auctions. By doing so, Congress will deliver the nation a civil rights victory of profound magnitude, at a time when the nation badly needs one."