On the Issues
Invisible waves, or spectrum, enable a wireless device to send and receive information instantly—and there’s a finite amount of it.
Demand for wireless products and services, such as streaming video, is increasingly putting a strain on the spectrum currently available. Simply put, we need more spectrum to support the increase in mobile data use, and to usher in the era of 5G.
Securing additional and repurposed spectrum is critical to providing us with the enhanced quality of service that 5G technology promises.
What We Want
The U.S. needs a long-term spectrum plan to support our data use today and the wireless innovations of the future. Congress should set a timeline for auctioning a series of 5G spectrum bands, and the FCC should follow through on identifying and making available additional spectrum bands.