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FCC Chief Lays Out Aggressive Timetable for Moving US Toward 5G

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined an aggressive timetable for moving the U.S. toward 5G, in a major policy address at the National Press Club Monday, saying he plans to circulate an order Thursday opening high-frequency bands for wireless broadband.


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined an aggressive timetable for moving the U.S. toward 5G, in a major policy address at the National Press Club Monday, saying he plans to circulate an order Thursday opening high-frequency bands for wireless broadband. The order and an accompanying NPRM will get a vote at the July 14 FCC meeting, he said. Wheeler also said he will propose other high-frequency bands for 5G, as well as a giant 14 GHz-wide band for unlicensed. With backhaul key to 5G, Wheeler said the FCC will wrap up its business data services proceeding by year end.

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