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Biden Pick for Commerce Chief Calls for U.S. 5G Airwaves Policy

Jan. 26, 2021, 5:52 PM

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, nominated for secretary of the Commerce Department, told senators at a confirmation hearing Tuesday that the U.S. needs to step back and devise a national spectrum strategy.

“The race is on for 5G. I want America to win and lead, and that requires spectrum,” Raimondo said. “What we need to do is -- and the president has been clear -- is to step back and have a national strategy on spectrum, and look to make spectrum available from public and commercial uses.”

The call from President Joe Biden’s nominee follows years of disarray ...