Monday, May 10, 2021

FCC Expands 3.5 GHz Access to U.S. Territories

 The FCC has made mid-band spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band (3550-3700 MHz) available for 5G and other advanced wireless services to an array of operators. Now, the agency has taken actions to enable commercial deployments in the band in Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa for the first time.

“No matter who you are or where you live, you need access to modern communications to have a fair shot at 21st century success. This is true, of course, for those living in Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa too,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “These actions continue our efforts to bring 5G to everyone, everywhere in the country — and not create communities of 5G haves and have-nots.” She thanked the National Telecommunications and Information (NTIA) and the Department of Defense for working closely with the FCC on the effort. Continue Reading

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