Broadband deployment, and especially 5G infrastructure is key for the nation’s economy, FCC Commissioners told lawmakers at last Thursday’s oversight hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. In what is likely the last time the current makeup of Commissioners will appear before Congress, Chairman Wheeler discussed the Spectrum Frontiers Report and Order, which the agency recently adopted to speed development and deployment of 5G wireless technology.
He pledged to “balance the needs of
various different types of uses in these bands through effective sharing
mechanisms; take steps to promote competitive access to this spectrum;
encourage the development of secure networks and technologies from the
beginning; and remove unnecessary hurdles to siting and infrastructure
deployment.” Continue Reading