S. 19: Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act

CBO Score

$244 million

Date of Report

Mon February 13th, 2017

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

A bill to provide opportunities for broadband investment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. John Thune — R — SD

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by December 31, 2020, to make available at least 255 megahertz of federal and nonfederal spectrum below the frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband use. At least: (1) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an unlicensed basis; and (2) 100 megahertz shall be made available on an exclusive, licensed basis for commercial mobile use subject to potential continued use by incumbent federal entities in designated geographic areas.

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