Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FCC Proposes 40 MHz of Additional Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

The FCC is proposing to open 40 megahertz of additional spectrum currently assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service
(MSS) in the 2 GHz band for new uses in terrestrial mobile broadband.

The FCC said its proposed rules would enable flexible use of this spectrum, encourage innovation and investment in mobile broadband, and provide a stable regulatory environment in which broadband deployment can develop in the 2 GHz band.

Public comment is sought on potential ways to free up additional spectrum for mobile broadband.