FCC Frees Up 25MHz of Wireless Spectrum for Broadband

Due to a reporting error, the story, "FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband," which ran on the wire Thursday, May 20, included incorrect information about the spectrum band affected in the second headline and in the story body. The subhead has been corrected as has the third paragraph, and they now read, respectively:

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Due to a reporting error, the story, "FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband," which ran on the wire Thursday, May 20, included incorrect information about the spectrum band affected in the second headline and in the story body. The subhead has been corrected as has the third paragraph, and they now read, respectively:

The commission clears the way for mobile broadband on the controversial 2.3GHz spectrum

The WCS spectrum, in the 2.3GHz band, surrounds spectrum used by Sirius to deliver its service. Complaints about potential interference have been levied by both WCS owners and satellite radio operators since the late '90s, when the FCC auctioned off both the WCS spectrum and the satellite radio spectrum. Comcast and BellSouth (now AT&T) were among the big winners in the WCS spectrum auction in 1997.

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