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FCC Allows Wireless Use of 5G-Friendly Puerto Rico, Guam Airwaves

May 7, 2021, 6:21 PM

The Federal Communications Commission announced actions that will pave the way for commercial wireless services to use a swath of 5G-friendly airwaves in Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.

The agency approved plans filed by four companies — CommScope Inc, Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Federated Wireless Inc, and Key Bridge — to coordinate private sector use of the 3.5 GHz band, while protecting U.S. Navy ship radars and commercial satellites that already use the airwaves from interference. Telecom providers interested in using airwaves will have to partner with one of the four spectrum coordinators on the islands.

The agency already ...

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