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FCC’s Ajit Pai Wants to Speed Up 5G—But Congress Must Act First

February 27, 2018

Via: Fortune

Ajit Pai, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has laid out his strategy for making the U.S. “the best country for innovating and investing in 5G networks.” But it will require some help from Congress.

Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pai announced plans to auction off access to radio airwaves in the 28 gigahertz (GHz) and 24GHz spectrum bands, starting in November. This is at the low end of what’s known in the industry as “millimeter wave spectrum,” and it’s key to delivering the very high speeds that 5G promises.

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