The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected a plan that would allow schools to sell their airwave licenses, but it agreed to restructure the spectrum band to allow schools and others to deploy digital, wireless broadband.


Commissioners, at their open meeting June 10, also voted to retain existing rules for educational spectrum, including schools' ability to rent the spectrum for profit. Eligibility for the spectrum, known as Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), would also remain limited to educational institutions.


"We resolve once and for all ITFS license eligibility. ITFS licenses are and will continue

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