Bloomberg Law
Dec. 4, 2019, 11:30 AM

Dish, RS Access Wage Quiet Bid to Shift Airwaves Licenses for 5G

Jon Reid
Jon Reid

Dish Network Corp. and a startup funded by Dell Technologies Inc. founder and CEO Michael Dell are quietly urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow 5G mobile broadband services on airwaves now used to beam satellite TV services to U.S. households.

Dish, as part of a coalition, and RS Access LLC separately have been pushing FCC officials in private meetings and agency filings for permission to change their licenses for 12 GHz spectrum, which sits between coveted mid-band frequencies and millimeter wave airwaves.

The push comes as the FCC is being pressured to free up as much of a finite ...

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