FCC Votes to Expand Use of Spectrum Band in Support of Public Safety

AT&T Blog Team
September 30, 2020
AT&T Policy Statements, Public Safety


FCC Votes to Expand Use of Spectrum Band in Support of Public Safety

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs:

“The 4.9 GHz band, while currently under-utilized, contains enormous potential to provide more expansive support of public safety communications. Informal coordination requirements have limited the spectrum band’s usage to date, and we appreciate the FCC’s efforts to consider ways to expand its use while ensuring the spectrum remains allocated to public safety. As the Commission moves forward, we will continue to support licensing rules that drive toward more efficient nationwide coordination and more effective use of this spectrum by public safety entities across the U.S.”