FCC approves 'historic' plan to let broadband providers and military share spectrum
The FCC on Friday approved a plan that will allow broadband providers and other companies to use and share spectrum that until now has been held mostly by the United States military. “Since they don’t make spectrum anymore, and since spectrum is the pathway of the 21st century, we have to figure out how we’re going to live with a fixed amount,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said during Friday’s session. “Sharing is key to that.” The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) plan — yes, that’s a mouthful — will open frequencies from 3550MHz to 3700MHz to commercial companies; right now, they’re mostly being used by radar systems belonging to the US Army and Navy.
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Source:: The Verge