Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Oct 27, 2020
A potential bureaucratic dispute could slow down the birth of 5G internet
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The U.S. needs a 5G network. But it turns out there are a couple big questions not fully resolved in Washington. Like who’s responsible for divvying up the airwaves it would run on? We point this out because the FCC is looking at auctioning off some of the government-owned spectrum so companies can use it for 5G. And at the same time, the Department of Defense is looking at leasing out some of that same spectrum. So, Sabri Ben-Achour asked telecom analyst Craig Moffett, who’s in charge here?

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