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CenturyLink, Consolidated, Frontier and Windstream reiterate call for 3.5 GHz spectrum rule changes

March 28, 2018


CenturyLink, Consolidated, Frontier and Windstream have collectively made their case to the FCC that preserving census tracts in rural areas for 3.5 GHz spectrum—including a hybrid approach that allows large license sizes in urban areas—will enable them to expand their rural broadband deployments further.

In a joint FCC filing, these providers, which are leveraging CAF-II funding to provide 10/1 Mbps rural broadband services, said they are testing and deploying 3.5 GHz-compatible broadband wireless technology in areas where deploying fiber and related facilities is cost prohibitive.

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