ATR Supports FCC’s Plan to Repurpose C-Band Spectrum for 5G

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Posted by Henry Rademacher on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 1:40 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform has joined a letter supporting the FCC’s plan to repurpose C-Band spectrum for 5G deployment. 

Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC has made it a priority to assure that the United States ends up being the global leader in 5G technology. This is not simply about having faster internet or more efficient GPS systems. Establishing a position of global leadership in 5G is crucial to maintaining national security, fostering economic growth, and encouraging innovation.

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has said that delaying the C-Band auction would be a serious risk to national security. ATR agrees with Commissioner O’Rielly and we strongly believe that the C-Band auction needs to happen as soon as possible. We appreciate the FCC’s leadership on this critical issue and will continue to monitor the situation. 

The full letter can be read here: https://www.digitalliberty.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/The-Importance-of-Quick-C-Band-Auction-to-America’s-5G-Future.pdf 

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