WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that the Federal Communications Commission heeded his calls to put American taxpayers ahead of foreign companies’ profits by agreeing to hold a public auction to free up C-band spectrum for 5G technology.
A public auction ensures a transparent process and allows the U.S. to be a world leader in new 5G technology that will impact everything from health care to driving. Sen. Kennedy has advocated for a public, government-run auction.
“Chairman Pai is putting the American taxpayers and our 5G efforts first by conducting a public auction. There were swamp creatures in government who were trying to help their telecommunication buddies put all four feet and their snout into the trough. Fortunately, the FCC prevented that from happening,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This spectrum belongs to the American people.”