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FCC Chair Julius Genachowski outlined the agency’s agenda for mobile today as part of the national broadband planned, saying that more spectrum will be key to bringing connectivity to users over the next few years. But while carriers say they need at least 800 MHz of new spectrum, the FCC has set a goal of freeing 500 MHz over the next 10 years. And it’s unlikely that the commission will be able to scrape up even that much spectrum anytime soon. So while everyone agrees that we’re in dire need of more spectrum, the threat of a serious shortfall looms larger than ever.