FCC To Probe C-Band Auction, Prison Call Rates In August

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to consider final rules governing a high-profile auction of satellite spectrum to mobile providers next month, as well as a long-anticipated review of prison-calling rates, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday.

In a blog post, Pai said his agency plans to vote on the framework for the C-Band spectrum sale in August. This step will help keep the auction, expected to net billions of dollars, on track to commence in December, he said.

"To spur the deployment of ultra-fast, world-leading 5G networks, we need to make C-Band spectrum (among other spectrum bands) available as quickly...

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