FCC OKs sweeping Spectrum Frontiers rules to open up nearly 11 GHz of spectrum
Decision may be most important one the agency makes all year, Wheeler says
- Monica Alleven for Fierce Wireless Tech July 14th, 2016
- Source: http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/fcc-oks-sweeping-spectrum-frontiers-rules-open-nearly-11-ghz-spectrum/2016-07-14
In one fell swoop, the FCC today put the U.S. in a 5G leadership position, voting 5-0 to approve its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding and make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for 5G.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, noting his previous remarks on the proceeding, kept his remarks brief to avoid repeating himself. But he summed it up this way before the final vote: "This is a big day for our nation. This is a big day for this agency," he said.