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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:August 14, 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON FCC GRANTING THE
FIRST AUTHORIZATION OF TESTING IN THE 1755-1780 MHz BAND“Today, we take an important step forward in our effort to enable greater government-commercial
spectrum sharing, a new tool that joins clearing and reallocation as part of an ‘all-of-the-above’ strategy
to address our nation’s spectrum challenges. By granting the first authorization of testing in the 1755-
1780 MHz band, the Commission hopes to facilitate commercial mobile broadband services in that band,
which would significantly benefit millions of U.S. wireless consumers and help drive the mobile
innovation economy. As we move forward, we will continue to collaborate closely with key government
agencies, including NTIA and the Department of Defense, as well as private sector partners, to gain
greater spectrum efficiency and unlock the many potential benefits of government-commercial spectrum