RS Access Statement on FCC Circulation of 12 GHz Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

December 29, 2020 • View all posts

The following statement can be attributed to V. Noah Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO of RS Access:

We applaud FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's decision to put a 12 GHz Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on circulation. This action moves the U.S. one step closer to unleashing the 12 GHz band, which will supercharge 5G deployment throughout the country for next-generation mobile broadband services.

A notice-and-comment rulemaking demonstrates the FCC's clear support for exploring how 12 GHz can nearly double the nationwide availability of mid-band spectrum while catapulting the U.S. to a lead position in telecom competitiveness globally. The 500 MHz of contiguous, terrestrially licensed spectrum between 12.2 and 12.7 GHz represents the FCC's greatest opportunity to meet exploding demand for mobile broadband.

RS Access looks forward to working with the FCC and other stakeholders throughout the notice and comment process.