Monday June 20, 2016

FCC To Vote On Spectrum For 5G Wireless Networks

The Federal Communications Commission sure has been busy lately. In the middle of fighting off attempts to overturn net neutrality rules and wading through tons of complaints against internet service providers, the commission was actually able set aside some time in July to vote for spectrum for 5G wireless networks. Busy, busy, busy. wink

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote July 14 on new rules to identify and open spectrum for next-generation high-speed 5G wireless applications, the panel's chairman said on Monday. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said if the FCC "approves my proposal next month, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5G networks and applications."