FCC Chairman Agit Pai: "Letter to Honorable Roger Wicker, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate"
Announces Support for a Public Auction of C-Band Spectrum for 5G
"I previously announced that I would make a decision on how the FCC should proceed by this fall and outlined four principles that the FCC must advance through this rulemaking. First, we must make available a significant amount of C-band spectrum for 5G. Second, we must make C-band spectrum available for 5G quickly. Third, we must generate revenue for the federal government. Andfourth, we must protect the services that are currently delivered using the C-band so they can continue to be delivered to the American people.
"After much deliberation and a thorough review of the extensive record, I have concluded that the best way to advance these principles is through an auction of 280 megahertz of the C-band conducted by the Federal Communications Commission’s excellent staff."