Our “Tuning into Spectrum” podcast series takes a close look at hot topics and issues in radio spectrum. Recently, in a letter to Senator Kennedy (R-LA), Chairman Pai stated that he intends to conduct a public auction of the 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum range (commonly referred to as the C-Band) that would clear 280 megahertz for flexible use to be allocated by auction and allot 20 megahertz to a guard band. In this episode, we discuss the issues that remain unresolved, including the impact on satellite operators and MVPDs, technical issues, a possible transition to fiber in some areas, and C-Band-related legislation. Click here to listen to the episode, and here for more in our “Tuning into Spectrum” series and other updates from Kelley Drye’s Full Spectrum podcast.
Since the recording of this episode, it now appears that a C-Band item will be on the agenda for the FCC’s next Open Meeting on February 28, 2020.