U.S. FCC, with a tailwind from Congress, sets May 31 deadline for C-band-sharing comments

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 1 added to the regulatory pressure to open a piece of the satellite C-band spectrum for terrestrial broadband, this time in response to U.S. congressional action.

The fiscal-year 2018 spending bill that passed Congress on March 23 included what is known as the MOBILE NOW Act, or Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act.

The act orders the FCC to submit, by Sept. 23, 2019, a report on the . . .

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