FCC Moves Toward Offering Another Set of 5G Airwaves at Auction

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:33 PM

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is moving toward selling another set of 5G airwaves as wireless providers engage in a multibillion dollar race for frequencies.

Democratic FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel called for an auction beginning in October for airwaves in the 3.45-to-3.55 gigahertz range. Her proposal faces a March 17 vote at the agency that’s split on partisan lines.

The airwaves to be offered are useful for 5G wireless technology, which offers ultra-fast connections for such uses as remote surgery and autonomous vehicles.

Roswenworcel in an emailed statement called for “5G that is fast, secure, resilient, and -- most...

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