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Are spectrum auctions ruining our grandchildren’s future?

Martin Cave (Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK)
Tommaso Valletti (London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE)

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ISSN: 1463-6697

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Considers the case for auctioning spectrum and evaluates the charges made by Nicholas Negroporte against the British Government, regarding taxing Internet technology. Argues that the size of the licence fee does not affect prices, and disputes the various attempts made to refute the argument. Posits the lesson to be learned by the Government is better auction design, plus rigorous competition policy implementation.

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Cave, M. and Valletti, T. (2000), "Are spectrum auctions ruining our grandchildren’s future?", info, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 347-350. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690010801582

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