FCC Should Promote Flexible Use of C-Band Spectrum
Washington, DC – December 11, 2018 – Today, in reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) encouraged the Commission to adopt policies that promote flexible use of 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum (“C-Band”). Mid-band spectrum plays an important role in 5G development, and CCA urged the Commission to clear at least 320 megahertz of C-Band spectrum for terrestrial services to promote US leadership in 5G.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “C-Band spectrum is critical to deployment of 4G and 5G technologies, and I strongly encourage the Commission to ensure valuable 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum is made available for flexible use. Clearing at least 320 megahertz of spectrum will encourage participation by multiple parties, promote competition, and help secure the country’s position as a leader in 5G.”
“There is no question that competitive carriers need access to additional spectrum. All consumers, including those in rural areas, should have access to the latest, most advanced technologies, and allowing carriers of all sizes the opportunity to acquire this critical resource will help achieve this important goal. More spectrum means more competition and better results for consumers, and I encourage the FCC to take this unique opportunity to clear up as much spectrum as possible.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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