FCC Opens 25MHz of Spectrum for Broadband
The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to free up 25 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3GHz (Wireless Communications Services) band and earmarked it for mobile broadband. The FCC had previously disclosed its intent to open up 500MHz of spectrum across the U.S. over the course of the next 10 years for broadband use. FCC chairman Julius Genechowski said this vote is a "strong down payment on a vital national need." The FCC didn't say how it plans to disburse the spectrum.