As quoted from TR Daily:
“A two-year congressional budget agreement announced yesterday contains no spectrum provisions, including spectrum-related fees or a dependence on revenues from future auctions. There had been speculation that the budget deal could include such provisions.
“Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, the Ryan-Murray budget agreement does not authorize any new spectrum-related fees nor does it call for new FCC spectrum auction revenues,” noted David Taylor, chief executive officer of Capitol Solutions, a government relations firm.
“The rumored levels were mathematically impossible to achieve for a host of practical, technical, and political reasons,” Mr. Taylor told TRDaily. “For example, OMB claims that the spectrum user fee proposal in the President’s FY14 Budget would raise $4.8 billion over 10 years. The Administration’s spectrum user fee proposal drew bipartisan opposition in both the House Energy & Commerce and Senate Commerce Committees. It’s hard to see how doubling, tripling or quadrupling the proposed fees would suddenly make the proposal acceptable.”
There had been speculation that the budget agreement could include spectrum provisions to raise up to $20 billion.”