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Rosenworcel Defends Stance on Not Granting 2.5 GHz Licenses

The FCC continues to believe it can't award 2.5 GHz licenses to T-Mobile or any other winning bidder in last year’s 2.5 GHz auction until its auction authority is restored, Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a letter to Senate Commerce…

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Committee ranking member Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Communications Subcommittee ranking member John Thune, R-S.D., posted Monday by the FCC. The two complained last month in a letter to Rosenworcel (see 2308140073). “This lapse has delayed more than just the grant of remaining 2.5 GHz band licenses; it has slowed the ability of the United States to advance our historic leadership role on spectrum planning and development issues,” Rosenworcel said: “This is especially important right now, with the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 scheduled to begin in less than three months.”