Broadcasting and Cable: FCC Votes to Put More Broadband Spectrum in Play

June 7, 2018

“With today’s vote on further action in the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, the FCC continues to advance U.S. leadership in the race to next generation wireless networks,” said Margaret McCarthy, executive director of Mobile Future. “Building on the work the Commission has already done to bring millimeter wave spectrum to market, today’s item makes further reforms to unleash spectrum to fuel the 5G economy. Importantly, the Commission is eliminating the pre-auction spectrum cap for the 28-GHz, 37-GHz and 39-GHz bands, allowing greater flexibility for auction participants that will promote innovation and efficient use of millimeter wave spectrum. With the right rules in place, this high-band spectrum can be put to use to deliver the benefits of 5G to America’s wireless consumers.”

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