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WISPA Urges 10 MHz Blocks, County-Sized Licenses in 3.5 GHz Auction

Sell 10 MHz license blocks, using smaller licenses, in part of the 3.45-3.55 GHz band, the Wireless ISP Association said in a call with an aide to acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “We noted the broad and diverse support in…

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the record for 10-megahertz licenses auctioned by county and opportunistic use, and the very small number of commenters seeking 20-megahertz licenses auctioned by Partial Economic Areas,” said a filing posted Wednesday in docket 19-348. WISPA also commented on the January notification by NTIA that it will cost an estimated $13.4 billion to clear the band for 5G (see 2101150071). “The letter does not provide detailed information and analysis about how NTIA arrived at the initial estimate of $13 billion in relocation and sharing costs and does not allocate costs between relocation and sharing,” WISPA said.