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White House and DOD Announces Prime Airwaves for Commercial 5G Networks

August 11, 2020 / Mariam Baksh

The White House today announced 100 megahertz of ideal midrange spectrum will be made available for commercial entities to deploy fifth-generation networks. Critics say the determination should be double that amount. “We have identified 100 megahertz of critically needed midband spectrum that can be made available for commercial 5G purposes,” Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said. “Importantly, this particular part of the band, between 3450 and 3550 megahertz has been identified because it can be made available without sacrificing our nation’s great military and national security capabilities.”