Friday, August 04, 2017

Senate Passes MOBILE NOW Act

Yesterday, the Senate passed the MOBILE NOW Act, which is a vital step towards relinquishing spectrum to meet the increasing demand for mobile services and 5G technology. As it is discussed in an April 2017 Perspectives from FSF Scholars, the MOBILE NOW Act would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to relinquish necessary licensed spectrum. The legislation also would require the FCC to increase access to unlicensed spectrum and to streamline mobile deployment processes. 

Thank you to Chairman John Thune and Ranking Member Bill Nelson of the Senate Committee on Communications, Science and Transportation for their leadership on this bipartisan issue!