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Agencies Need to Stop Fighting for Unneeded Spectrum

For nearly four years, the FCC under Chairman Pai’s leadership has moved quickly to address the ever-changing telecommunications needs of the nation

Thomas Schatz July 3, 2020
The WasteWatcher

C-Band Auction Process Must Continue

U.S. leadership in fifth generation 5G deployment and technologies is critical to the country’s economic future.

Deborah Collier June 16, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Satellite Operators Agree to Accelerate Vacating C-Band Spectrum

In an important step toward freeing up additional spectrum for 5G deployment, satellite operators have agreed to accelerate moving from portions of the c-band spectrum (3.7-4.2 GHz).

Deborah Collier June 3, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Moves Forward with L-Band Proceeding

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulates a draft proposal to move forward on the L-band proceeding.

Deborah Collier April 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Walks The Narrow Path on C-Band Auction

Walking the narrow path is not easy and appeasing multiple interests in a FCC proceeding is even more difficult. 

Deborah Collier February 13, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Plans to Open More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

On December 12, 2019, the FCC will be voting to adopt a NPRM which will make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band. 

Deborah Collier December 4, 2019
The WasteWatcher

CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

Thomas Schatz October 23, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Members of Congress Urge Trump and FCC to Conduct a Public C-Band Spectrum Auction

In the latest turn of events in the saga of how best to repurpose the c-band spectrum, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep.

Deborah Collier July 29, 2019
The WasteWatcher

24 GHz Spectrum Auction Wraps Amid Inter-Agency Controversy

As private sector companies continue to build next generation (5G) wireless networks, a controversy over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction of the 24 GHz frequency is brewing.  Spectrum Auction 102 was completed on May 29, 2019,...

Deborah Collier June 3, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to...

Deborah Collier April 25, 2019
The WasteWatcher

FCC Works Through the Mid-Band Spectrum

On July 12, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band (GN Docket No. 18-122).

Deborah Collier July 13, 2018
The WasteWatcher

The Need for More Spectrum Auctions

A May 11, 2015 report from the Brattle Group estimates the value of the 645.5 MHz of licensed spectrum currently in use at almost $500 billion.

Deborah Collier May 15, 2015

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