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Client Alert: FCC Explores New 5G Spectrum Frontiers

Continuing what it has described as an effort “vital to ensuring continued American leadership in wireless broadband,” the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 8, 2018, released a Report and Order (Order) that, among other things, resolves certain matters in the use and acquisition of millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum bands, as well as a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) seeking to make additional mmW spectrum bands available for flexible wireless use.[1]  The Order and FNPRM are the third the FCC has released in the past two years as part of the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, and its most recent actions further the FCC’s efforts to promote innovation in the use and availability of mmW spectrum.

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