Statement on NTIA Letter to FCC

From WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein:

“At this critical juncture in the transition to 5G, WIA continues to support the need to put into use Ligado Networks’ critical mid-band spectrum. The concerns raised by the NTIA letter have already been addressed by Ligado and there does not seem to be any need to slow this process down or make it even more difficult to repurpose any spectrum for commercial next-gen wireless systems. Ligado’s proposed use of the L-band would provide new opportunities for infrastructure investment, deployment, and connectivity for Americans across the country.  We understand Chairman Pai has a proposed resolution, and we urge the Commission to move this forward as soon as possible.” 


December 9, 2019
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