GOP, Auto Industry Fight FCC Plan To Split Safety Spectrum

Law360 (December 4, 2019, 5:04 PM EST) -- Republican lawmakers and auto industry heavyweights on Wednesday pressed the Federal Communications Commission to reject a plan to divvy up a spectrum band currently reserved for transportation safety uses, lodging their concerns with the proposal on the eve of a House hearing on FCC accountability.

The agency is considering splitting up the 5.9 gigahertz band and using some of the spectrum, previously dedicated to car safety, for Wi-Fi and unlicensed mobile devices.

The FCC is slated to vote at the agency's Dec. 12 meeting on launching a rulemaking on the band sharing plan, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee is...

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