• House Introduces AIRWAVES Act
  • March 7, 2018 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The bipartisan AIRWAVES Act was introduced in the House of Representatives and has received widespread endorsement from FCC Commissioners, the wireless industry, and public interest advocates. The Act proposes making available more licensed and unlicensed federal spectrum for commercial use to accelerate and expand 5G services. Key provisions include firm spectrum auction deadlines for key bands and allocates 10% of auction proceeds to rural areas to foster innovation and market competition.