Items tagged "Spectrum Auction"

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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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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 Opposes FCC Action to Dismantle Educational Broadband Service

July 10, 2019 EBS , educational broadband service , FCC , Spectrum Auction

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order to eliminate one of the last non-commercial, educational wireless set-asides, the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). The Order eliminates the educational set-aside and creates procedures designed to encourage existing educational licensees to sell their licenses to commercial providers. The Commission will also auction unassigned educational spectrum to commercial carriers in the future.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Industry Plan for Public Auction of C-Band Spectrum

July 2, 2019 5G , C-band , FCC , Spectrum Auction

Today, ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association (“ACA Connects”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), and Charter Communications presented a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission that would free up C-Band spectrum for mobile broadband use. Public Knowledge supports the proposal’s requirement that the C-Band be reallocated for mobile use via a transparent, public FCC auction.

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Public Knowledge Responds to D.C. Circuit SNR Wireless v. FCC Decision

August 29, 2017 DISH Network , FCC , Northstar Wireless , SNR Wireless , Spectrum Auction

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit remanded the SNR Wireless v. Federal Communications Commission case to the FCC.

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Bipartisan “AIRWAVES Act” Offers Real Solutions For Rural Broadband, Wireless Future

August 1, 2017 infrastructure , Rural Access , Spectrum Auction , Spectrum Reform , Wi-Fi

Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum, or “AIRWAVES,” Act. The bill establishes a pipeline to move federal spectrum into commercial use, ensuring significant capacity for both exclusive use (“licensed”) spectrum and shared use (“unlicensed”) spectrum.

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Congress Modifies Spectrum Policy in Bipartisan Budget Deal

October 27, 2015 FCC , Spectrum Auction , Spectrum Reform , Wireless Competition

Last night, Congress announced it had reached a bipartisan budget deal with the White House. The budget agreement includes changes to spectrum policy, including directing the Department of Commerce to identify 30 MHz of spectrum held by Federal agencies to be auctioned for commercial use, requiring the Federal Communications Commission and the Commerce Department to identify and report to Congress on 100 MHz of spectrum that can be allocated for licensed and unlicensed use, and modifying the Spectrum Relocation Fund (SRF) to permit Federal agencies to use SRF funds to study how to use their spectrum more efficiently so more airwaves can be freed up for consumers.

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Phillip Berenbroick to Testify Before House Energy and Commerce to Increase Spectrum Pipeline

October 6, 2015 FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction , Spectrum Reform

Public Knowledge Government Affairs Counsel Phillip Berenbroick will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Wednesday, October 7 at 10:15 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Improving Federal Spectrum Systems” will support increasing the amount of spectrum available to create a robust pipeline that helps promote competition, deploy broadband, and foster innovation throughout America. He will also advocate for the importance of including unlicensed spectrum in the bands that are cleared.

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