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FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Presents Plan for Spectrum Use at Wireless Convention

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Addressing spectrum demands and encouraging mobile innovation are the two keys to advancement in communications, said Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 2013 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday.

Clyburn highlighted a number of strategies the FCC has enacted or plans to enact in order to make efficient use of spectrum space. The incentive auction program is being evaluated and improved, and an auction is being planned for some time in 2014.

Additionally, in accordance with the Spectrum Act, the FCC is preparing to auction of 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block, which comprises the spectrum from 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz, as well as 55 megahertz in other bands.

Clyburn also expressed a desire to encourage innovations that will allow available spectrum space to be used more efficiently. In particular, she noted FCC facilitation of small cell technology in the 3.5 gigahertz band.

The 3.5 gigahertz band is a higher frequency than most cellular communications, and spectrum in those frequencies doesn’t enjoy the advantage of penetrating walls and buildings as well as spectrum in other bands.

Innovations in mobile technology have also played an important role in our society, Clyburn said. She noted the rising number of adults who rely exclusive on mobile service providers for voice service as well as the growing wealth of apps.

“The growth of the wireless industry and the opportunities being unleashed by the mobile revolution is nothing short of remarkable,” she said.

Josh Evans is a political science major at Grove City College. He is originally from Dover, Florida. An intern at the National Journalism Center in the summer of 2013, he is a Reporter for Broadband Census News and the News Editor for The Collegian at Grove City College.

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Former FCC Chairmen Hope for Rebirth of Tax Certificate That Bolstered Minority Voices on Broadcast

Recent conversations about revamping the program are inspired by the possibility of growth in diversity in broadcasting.

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Former FCC chairman Richard Wiley

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Addressing spectrum demands and encouraging mobile innovation are the two keys to advancement in communications, said Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 2013 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday.

Clyburn highlighted a number of strategies the FCC has enacted or plans to enact in order to make efficient use of spectrum space. The incentive auction program is being evaluated and improved, and an auction is being planned for some time in 2014.

Additionally, in accordance with the Spectrum Act, the FCC is preparing to auction of 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block, which comprises the spectrum from 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz, as well as 55 megahertz in other bands.

Clyburn also expressed a desire to encourage innovations that will allow available spectrum space to be used more efficiently. In particular, she noted FCC facilitation of small cell technology in the 3.5 gigahertz band.

The 3.5 gigahertz band is a higher frequency than most cellular communications, and spectrum in those frequencies doesn’t enjoy the advantage of penetrating walls and buildings as well as spectrum in other bands.

Innovations in mobile technology have also played an important role in our society, Clyburn said. She noted the rising number of adults who rely exclusive on mobile service providers for voice service as well as the growing wealth of apps.

“The growth of the wireless industry and the opportunities being unleashed by the mobile revolution is nothing short of remarkable,” she said.

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FCC Commissioner Carr Discusses Benefits Of “Light Touch” Regulation And Open RAN

Carr credited the U.S.’s success in telecom to policies that were implemented by the FCC under the Trump administration.

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Addressing spectrum demands and encouraging mobile innovation are the two keys to advancement in communications, said Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 2013 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday.

Clyburn highlighted a number of strategies the FCC has enacted or plans to enact in order to make efficient use of spectrum space. The incentive auction program is being evaluated and improved, and an auction is being planned for some time in 2014.

Additionally, in accordance with the Spectrum Act, the FCC is preparing to auction of 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block, which comprises the spectrum from 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz, as well as 55 megahertz in other bands.

Clyburn also expressed a desire to encourage innovations that will allow available spectrum space to be used more efficiently. In particular, she noted FCC facilitation of small cell technology in the 3.5 gigahertz band.

The 3.5 gigahertz band is a higher frequency than most cellular communications, and spectrum in those frequencies doesn’t enjoy the advantage of penetrating walls and buildings as well as spectrum in other bands.

Innovations in mobile technology have also played an important role in our society, Clyburn said. She noted the rising number of adults who rely exclusive on mobile service providers for voice service as well as the growing wealth of apps.

“The growth of the wireless industry and the opportunities being unleashed by the mobile revolution is nothing short of remarkable,” she said.

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FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Unveils Proposed Rules for Emergency Connectivity Fund

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday released rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, answering many questions about the program.

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Addressing spectrum demands and encouraging mobile innovation are the two keys to advancement in communications, said Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 2013 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday.

Clyburn highlighted a number of strategies the FCC has enacted or plans to enact in order to make efficient use of spectrum space. The incentive auction program is being evaluated and improved, and an auction is being planned for some time in 2014.

Additionally, in accordance with the Spectrum Act, the FCC is preparing to auction of 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block, which comprises the spectrum from 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz, as well as 55 megahertz in other bands.

Clyburn also expressed a desire to encourage innovations that will allow available spectrum space to be used more efficiently. In particular, she noted FCC facilitation of small cell technology in the 3.5 gigahertz band.

The 3.5 gigahertz band is a higher frequency than most cellular communications, and spectrum in those frequencies doesn’t enjoy the advantage of penetrating walls and buildings as well as spectrum in other bands.

Innovations in mobile technology have also played an important role in our society, Clyburn said. She noted the rising number of adults who rely exclusive on mobile service providers for voice service as well as the growing wealth of apps.

“The growth of the wireless industry and the opportunities being unleashed by the mobile revolution is nothing short of remarkable,” she said.

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