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FCC Moves Toward Offering Another Set of 5G Airwaves at Auction

  • Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announces sale of spectrum
  • Companies are engaged in expensive race for frequencies

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is moving toward selling another set of 5G airwaves as wireless providers engage in a multibillion dollar race for frequencies.

Democratic FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel called for an auction beginning in October for airwaves in the 3.45-to-3.55 gigahertz range. Her proposal faces a March 17 vote at the agency that’s split on partisan lines.