T-Band Legislation Pulled at Last Moment

Although Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) gained Commerce Committee support to add the “Don’t Break Up the T-Band” legislation to Senator Wicker’s “5G Spectrum Act of 2019 (S.2881), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pulled the 5G bill from the consideration of the full Senate. Markey’s legislation would have repealed the mandate to repurpose T-Band spectrum.

EWA anticipates that some version of Markey’s bill will be reintroduced into the Senate (and the House) in early 2020 and notes that 2019 has seen more Congressional action on this issue than at any time since passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act was signed into law in 2012.

 

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