In a column for Forbes, tech industry consultant Scott Cleland urges Congress to take a greater role when it comes to valuable spectrum auctions:

[T]he more unbounded social-engineering power the Congress gives the FCC, the less value and utility this highly valuable spectrum will have to users, taxpayers and the economy writ large. With trillion dollar Federal budget deficits, what’s needed here are free market auctions that allocate spectrum to the highest bidder, not faux “auctions” that bestow corporate welfare gifts of free unlicensed spectrum for Google et al. who can more than afford to pay top dollar for it.