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Pallone & Doyle on Pai’s C-Band Auction Proposal

Feb 6, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) issued the following statement today after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced his C-Band auction plan:

“We believe that this proposal only reiterates the need for legislation.  The questionable legal basis for the satellite incentives will likely result in litigation, which will delay the deployment of 5G.  Moreover, without Congressional action, this auction will not fund critical public safety infrastructure or bridge the digital divide.  That is why we need legislation to provide the certainty needed for a rapid rollout of 5G and ensure all Americans benefit from the auction of the public’s airwaves.  We continue to work with our Republican colleagues to achieve that end.”

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