It has long been recognized that the radio frequency spectrum is a vital natural resource requiring government allocation and regulation.' The resource is a fixed or finite one, and has many claimants for its use. Moreover, as the Communications Satellite Program demonstrates, the problem of physical limitation is an accelerating one, as new uses increase the saturation of available spectrum space. Indeed, President Truman's statement of fifteen years ago would appear particularly appropriate today.
Stanley D. Metzger & Bernie R. Burrus,
Radio Frequency Allocation in the Public Interest: Federal Government and Civilian Use,
Duq. L. Rev.
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