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New Jersey Sees $330 Million Windfall In Spectrum Auction

Credits: Congressman Lance's Office

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today announced that New Jersey public broadcasting earned $331,951,636 in the Federal Communications Commission’s first broadcast incentive auction.  The auction was designed to market federally-controlled broadcast airwaves for nationwide wireless mobile use.

This is good news for taxpayers and consumers.  These funds are a needed boost to state coffers and the freeing up of spectrum allows innovators to deliver for consumers the 5G network that will empower the Internet economy and households that have many mobile devices.  This is a win-win.”

Lance’s Committee was responsible for the creation of the first-of-its kind market for repurposing valuable broadcast airwaves.  The need for an auction was prompted by increasing demand for wireless airwaves.  The FCC estimates that about 70 percent of Americans use data-hungry smartphones.  By auctioning the spectrum airwaves the FCC monetized a federal asset to meet the rising demand.  

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Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Springfield Township Committee: Pet Store Ordinance Clarification of Comments Made

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your coverage of the pet store ordinance issue at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on 9/12/17 wherein an ordinance was unanimously adopted.  My group, FAUN-NJ, has worked extensively on this issue at the local, county and state level together with the Humane Society of the United States and New Jersey Residents Against Puppy Mills. 

I’d ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 21, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Democrat Chris Capodice Announces Plan to Maintain Springfield’s Sustainable Jersey Certification

September 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Chris Capodice, Democratic candidate for Township Council, today announced his plan to support and expand green initiatives to maintain Springfield’s certification as a Sustainable Jersey Community.

Capodice stated, “It is essential that our Township Committee works hard to preserve our environment for our kids and grandkids. I am proud of the work I did as a ...

Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

September 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Welsh is the ...

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