Items tagged "Spectrum"

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Public Knowledge Joins More than 30 Organizations Urging Congress to Support FCC’s Move to Deploy 5G

May 20, 2020 5G , FCC , Ligado , Spectrum

Today, Public Knowledge joined more than 30 public interest groups, advocacy organizations, trade associations, academics, and former administration officials in a letter urging both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to support the Federal Communications Commission’s bipartisan decision to finalize rules for Ligado Networks’ 5G deployment. The letter argues that the organizations — so often at odds with each other on spectrum issues — have come together to support the FCC’s action to spur on “innovation and competition in new 5G services while… protecting GPS from harmful interference.”

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC for Approving the Ligado License Modification Application

April 16, 2020 5G , FCC , Ligado , Spectrum

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft Order that would make new spectrum available for wireless companies such as Ligado to transition their networks to 5G. By allowing Ligado to modify its license to provide a hybrid satellite/terrestrial network architecture, the Order will enable Ligado to offer an internet-of-things oriented network that could compete in the new markets that 5G will create. Public Knowledge commends Chairman Pai for his leadership on making 5G a reality for all Americans.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Bolster C-band Auction by Promoting Competition in 5G and Allowing Rural Spectrum Sharing

February 28, 2020 5G , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order and Order of Proposed Modification that would reform the use of the C-band (3.7-3.98 GHz) to support the deployment of 5G.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes C-Band Auction Bill to Fund Closing Digital Divide

January 29, 2020 5G , C-band , Digital Divide , E911 , internet inequality , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Yesterday, Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the “The Spectrum Management And Reallocation for Taxpayers (or SMART) Act” to create a public auction for C-Band spectrum and use the revenue to provide funding for rural broadband and next-generation 911 services. Public Knowledge welcomes this bipartisan effort to help close the widening digital […]

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Harold Feld to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee On 5G Deployment

January 21, 2020 5G , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , testimony , Wireless , Wireless Deployment , Wireless Infrastructure , wireless network

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “The 5G Workforce and Obstacles To Broadband Deployment” will urge Congress to balance the wireless industry’s goals with the public interest to maintain America’s wireless leadership while equally distributing the benefits of 5G to all Americans. 

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Action on 5.9 Ghz Band

November 20, 2019 5.9GHz band , 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum , WiFi

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai announced that the agency would vote on a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to make 40 MHz of the 5.9 gigahertz band available for unlicensed use. Public Knowledge supports the Commission’s proposal and looks forward to working with the FCC to make this plan a reality.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Chairman Pai’s Decision to Hold a Public Auction of C-Band Spectrum

November 18, 2019 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai notified lawmakers the FCC will hold a public auction of 280 megahertz of C-Band spectrum that can be used to deploy next-generation 5G wireless networks.

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Phillip Berenbroick to Testify Before House Energy & Commerce Committee On Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans

October 28, 2019 C-band , Digital Divide , next-gen wireless , Rural Broadband Access , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction

Public Knowledge Policy Director Phillip Berenbroick will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Tuesday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans” will urge Congress to ensure the public airwaves in the 3.7-4.2 gigahertz range (the “C-Band”) benefit the public interest. […]

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bipartisan Bill to Speed Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless Networks

October 24, 2019 C-band , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction , wireless network

Today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Greg Gianforte (R-MT), introduced the C-BAND Act to speed deployment of next-generation wireless networks.

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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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