FCC aims C-band spectrum auction for 5G network in December

The Federal Communications Commission will vote in August to set spectrum auction for C-band for 5G in December.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday the commission will vote on competitive bidding procedures, application requirements, and deadlines governing participation.

The FCC in February approved up to $9.7 billion in potential incentive payments to satellite companies to free up spectrum. The C-band is a block of spectrum used by satellite company customers to deliver video and radio programming to 120 million U.S. households.