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FCC TO VOTE ON CRUCIAL SPECTRUM AUCTION THIS MONTH
At the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) open meeting on February 28, the commissioners will vote on a critical matter regarding the nation’s spectrum policy. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a public auction for what is known as the C-Band of wireless spectrum. As of now, this band of spectrum is currently allocated and underutilized by fixed satellite companies. While any underutilization of a finite yet critical resource such as wireless spectrum is problematic, the C-Band is ideally suited for fifth generation or “5G” wireless service. As countless industries race to make investments in 5G-enabled technology, the United States can ill afford to fall behind in clearing the way. CEI has long supported efforts to make more efficient use of the C-Band. While the ideal and most expeditious course of action in our view would have been a private auction, we are encouraged by Chairman Pai’s commitment to hold the proposed public option before the end of 2020. PATRICK HEDGER READ MORE