Items tagged "3.5GHz"

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Reject Package Bidding Proposal in CBRS PALS Auction

September 26, 2019 3.5GHz , CBRS , cellular market area (CMA) , Digital Divide , digital equity , FCC , PALs , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Public Notice proposing application and bidding procedures for the auction of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3.5 GHz Band Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Public Knowledge has long supported the innovative spectrum licensing framework adopted for the CBRS and urges that it should serve as a model […]

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FCC 3.5 GHz Band License Changes Will Make Closing the Rural Digital Divide More Difficult

October 23, 2018 3.5GHz , 5G , CBRS , FCC , Rural Access

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order to make changes to its Priority Access Licenses in the 3.5 GHz Band (3550-3700 MHz). Today’s action needlessly rolls back a unanimous 5-0 Commission vote from April 2015 and is counterproductive to helping the agency achieve its stated goal of closing the rural digital divide.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Flawed FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on 3.5GHz Band

October 24, 2017 3.5GHz , FCC , Rural Access , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to roll back portions of the agency’s 2015 3.5GHz licensing Order. Public Knowledge contends that this short-sighted policy making is completely unsupported by the record developed in multiple proceedings and undermines years of work to promote innovative and efficient use of limited spectrum resources.

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FCC Approves 3.5 GHz NPRM, Undermines Rules Designed to Promote Rural Deployment

October 24, 2017 3.5GHz , FCC , Rural Access , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will undo years of the FCC’s work to improve wireless deployments in rural areas, close the digital divide, and promote spectrum use by a wide range of users with diverse and innovative business models in the 150 megahertz between 3550-3700 MHz (the 3.5 GHz Band or Band). Adopting the NPRM is the first step to undermining the FCC’s work in the 3.5 GHz Band, and represents a rare lose-lose-lose scenario in spectrum policy making.

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