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Spectrum Issues Looming Large at FCC

Mobile broadband is a chief concern at the Federal Communications Commission these days, and wireless Internet service providers are keeping a watchful eye on the agency as a major deadline looms.

The White House has directed the FCC to present its plans for freeing up 500 MHz of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband networks by Oct. 1, and the commission is working under its own deadline to move forward with the TV white spaces proceeding. Enterprise Networking Planet takes a look at the tangle of spectrum issues confronting the agency.


ST. LOUIS -- With a major deadline looming, the Federal Communications Commission has its work cut out for it as it drills down on the specifics of freeing up 500 MHz of wireless spectrum over the next decade to build out mobile broadband networks.

That goal, originally included in the FCC's national broadband plan, has received the endorsement of the White House, and with it an Oct. 1 deadline to present a roadmap for spectrum policy.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
FCC Plans Busy Third Quarter on Spectrum Issues