CTIA "pleased" over FCC's wireless-spectrum plans

As part of the its national broadband plan, the FCC has proposed an additional 500 MHz of spectrum be allocated for mobile broadband, of which 120 MHz of spectrum would come from broadcasters over five years using a voluntary approach. CTIA-The Wireless Association® praised the FCC's report, saying in a statement: "We appreciate the FCC's and the broadband team's focus on making 500 MHz of spectrum for broadband within 10 years, of which 300 MHz should be made available for mobile use within five years." Many influential lawmakers also gave their general approval to the plan, which is designed to meet the growing need and demand for wireless broadband.

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