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.


Key Documents

June 2019
The Economic Benefit of Keeping the "E" in "EBS"






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Joint comments to the FCC regarding the 2.5 GHz auction


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.


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Public Interest Spectrum Coalition comments regarding proposed regulatory fees


October 21, 2021

The Public Interested Spectrum Coalition's comments argue that regulatory fees on unlicensed spectrum would undermine the public interest.


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Coalition Letter regarding CBRS high power limits


July 1, 2021

The Coalition wrote in opposition to a proposal to raise maximum authorized power levels in the CBRS band.


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"Pens Down" on 2.5 GHz proceeding
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.


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Spectrum Policy Group

Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 ET


Chip Byers

Mark Colwell

Meeting Notes

SHLB Members Only