Mobile Future Urges FCC to Quickly Bring 3.5GHz Spectrum to Market

January 30, 2018

FCC’s Proposed Reforms to 3.5 GHz Critical for America’s 5G Future

WASHINGTON, DC – Mobile Future urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to quickly move forward with modifications to certain licenses in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band in reply comments filed today. The Commission has proposed targeted changes to the rules for Priority Access Licenses (PALs) that will improve the incentives for investment.

“This key piece of our airwaves is a crucial piece of the 5G puzzle,” said Margaret McCarthy, Executive Director of Mobile Future. “We all want to continue American leadership in mobile and for wireless connectivity to play an even larger role in bridging our digital divides. Getting the rules right for the 3.5 GHz band is vital for the economies of scale needed to drive continued investment and innovation across the wireless industry.”

Mobile Future encourages the FCC to make targeted changes that will maximize on the opportunities in the 3.5 GHz band and move expeditiously bring this spectrum to market. Mobile Future specifically wrote in the reply comments that “modifications to 3.5 GHz PALs are critical to 5G.”

The reply comments filed today on proposed changes to the 3.5 GHz band can be found HERE.