Spectrum-based technologies provide exciting broadband opportunities for both licensed and unlicensed use. Anchor institutions in particular rely heavily upon unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum inside their buildings. Anchors are also increasingly exploring wireless extensions to the surrounding community using Wi-Fi, TV White Spaces, the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), and Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. The SHLB Coalition supports policies that:
- Make more unlicensed spectrum available.
- Support spectrum-sharing technologies that allow more flexible use in areas where it is not being used.
- Promote competition and make more licensed spectrum and funding available for schools, higher education, libraries, and other anchor institutions.
February 23, 2022
SHLB and New America's Open Technology Institute wrote to the FCC recommending that it implement a single-round bidding format instead of a multiple-round clock auction for the 2.5GHz band.
October 21, 2021
The Public Interested Spectrum Coalition's comments argue that regulatory fees on unlicensed spectrum would undermine the public interest.
July 1, 2021
The Coalition wrote in opposition to a proposal to raise maximum authorized power levels in the CBRS band.
December 2, 2020
SHLB urged the FCC to refrain from further action on the 2.5 GHz proceeding until a new Commission is in place.
Spectrum Policy Group
Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 ET
SHLB Members Only