Rural ISPs Fight AT&T and Verizon for Spectrum

The proposal for the 3.5 GHz spectrum would increase the size and duration of licenses to use the mid-band airwaves. It’s sparked a regulatory fight, with Google and rural internet service providers pitted against the biggest wireless companies, Margaret reports. Companies like AT&T and Verizon covet the spectrum for future 5G service, where they’re making huge investments, but Google and the rural ISPs say making the areas covered by the licenses bigger (and thus more expensive) will crowd out other users of the airwaves.

Source: Politico Morning Tech

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