Increased Spectrum Availability Will Power 5G Future for All Americans

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the FCC’s approval of an NPRM to examine how to better use spectrum in the 2.5GHz band, the following statement should be attributed to Margaret McCarthy, Executive Director of Mobile Future:

“At this month’s agenda meeting, the FCC took another step to maximize the potential of next generation connectivity by approving a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) examining the 2.5 GHz band. We need more spectrum in the pipeline to meet the ever increasing demands for wireless connections. The FCC is looking to free up swaths of the airwaves all over the map – everything from the planning for the 28 and 24 GHz auctions to access to mid-band spectrum like the 2.5 GHz NPRM approved today. We look forward to working with the Commission to unleash more of the invisible infrastructure we need to power the 5G future for American consumers.”