Reps. Ask FCC to Protect C-Band Incumbents
Caution against harming cable, broadcast transmissions
A bipartisan House Communications Subcommittee duo has called on the FCC to protect incumbents in the C-Band. The C-band is currently used for satellite delivery of cable and broadcast network programming to TV and radio stations, satellite radio services, and cable head-ends. The FCC wants to open it up to wireless broadband to help close the digital divide and promote 5G, both prime directives for the commission.