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Charter Statement on FCC Vote to Adopt Improved Licensing Rules for 3.5 GHz Band

October 23, 2018

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“Today’s action by the FCC, which adopts improved licensing rules for the 3.5 GHz band, is an important step forward for next generation connectivity including 5G. We thank Chairman Pai and Commissioner Mike O’Rielly for their leadership on this issue. The 3.5 GHz band is an important component of Charter’s mobile strategy and also has the potential to provide a cost-effective solution for delivering fixed wireless broadband, including in rural areas. Preserving significant opportunity for GAA unlicensed use as well as adopting a counties-based Priority Access Licenses (PAL) areas will promote increased competition and broadband deployment, bringing new innovations and the future of connectivity even closer for consumers in urban suburban and rural communities across the U.S.”