PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SBE Council’s Kerrigan Praises FCC Proposal on C-Band Spectrum

By at 18 February, 2020, 6:31 pm

NEWS

For Immediate Release

“America’s Entrepreneurs are Ready for 5G”

Washington, D.C. – On February 6, 2020 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced draft rules that would reform the use of the C-band and make a large amount of spectrum available for 5G. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan praised this important step to bring U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses the next wave of powerful tools and technologies that will help them grow, compete and innovate more effectively:

“C-band spectrum is vital to 5G deployment, and entrepreneurs are pleased that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has taken yet another bold step for America’s future by proposing a practical approach to accelerate its availability. The U.S. must maintain its leadership in deploying the next generation of mobile networks and all steps taken by the FCC to date have put the U.S. on a path to successful implementation so that small businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers will experience the transformative power of 5G more quickly. America’s entrepreneurs are ready for 5G, and we thank Chairman Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr for their relentless and positive actions on 5G that will enable and support business growth and innovative risk-taking.”

The FCC is expected to consider the proposal at its next open meeting on February 28, 2020.

Contact:  

Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council president & CEO
e-mail: kkerrigan@sbecouncil.org

SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit www.sbecouncil.org @SBECouncil

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