Lisa Youngers of XO, Patrick Thompson of XO and Michael Lasky of Widelity
Strategies to raise the value of and preserve LMDS and 39 GHz licenses - Presented by XO and Widelity
The FCC currently allows access to Common Carrier microwave spectrum at nearly no cost. This pales in comparison to the cost of LMDS licenses that were distributed via auction. XO believes this policy not only lowers the value of these investments, but also creates inefficiencies in the microwave bands.
XO is urging the federal government to modernize the microwave spectrum bands to make certain these assets are being properly valued as broadband is deployed throughout the country. XO will review its position on its efforts to ensure market forces are in play whether through an auction – similar to what LMDS license holders had to participate in to win licenses – or the application of fees that will dissuade warehousing of spectrum and increase the value of licensed spectrum.
Widelity works with license holders to help them meet their substantial service requirements. Many license holders received extensions in 2008 and now must now make substantial service showings by June 1, 2012. Widelity will cover the options license holders have to meet the substantial service requirements by deploying services or constructing facilities that meet the FCC's “safe harbor provisions.” Widelity will also review equipment and deployment strategies.
Lisa R. Youngers, VP, Federal Affairs, XO Communications
Lisa is responsible for all federal policy, regulatory, and legislative matters affecting XO’s interests before the FCC, Congress, and all levels of executive administration including regulatory and legislative strategy.
Patrick Thompson, Dir. of Leg. Affairs, XO Communications
Patrick has over 12 years of congressional experience; including time in the U.S. Senate and House and now corporate America.
Michael Lasky, Principal, Widelity
Mr. Lasky has over 25 years of business management and consulting experience in the technology and communications industries.