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Florida Utility Urges Spectrum for Drones

Florida Power & Light urged the FCC to establish a regulatory framework for uncrewed aircraft systems by authorizing shared use in a portion of the 5030-5091 MHz band for control and non-payload communications. “Doing so would promote more efficient use…

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of the 5 GHz band and growth of the emerging UAS industry, especially with regard to innovative use cases involving critical infrastructure industries,” the utility said in a filing posted Friday in docket 22-232. “Just as importantly, the Commission can make meaningful progress in shaping the 5 GHz band’s future while it waits for Congress to renew its spectrum auction authority,” the utility said.