Congress is Close to Enacting Spectrum Legislation
Congress is close to enactment of spectrum legislation and while not every "t" is crossed or "i" dotted yet, no less than The Wall Street Journal sees fit to deem it a “boon for wireless.” I agree. The bi-partisan bill will:
- Authorize the FCC to conduct incentive auctions to make bands currently occupied by television broadcasters available for wireless broadband services;
- Allow additional unlicensed use in guard bands (subject, appropriately, to interference protection) and at 5.4 GHz;
- Further streamline the process for deploying wireless facilities.