Dear Chairman Pai,
We, the undersigned organizations promoting free markets and conservative policy, applaud your efforts at making more mid-band spectrum available to keep the United States competitive with, and leading, China on 5G. The administration’s action and the recent FCC May open-meeting agenda demonstrate your keen understanding of this issue. The proper government/private-sector balance will allow competition, innovation, and continued economic prosperity.
No philosophy in human history has created more opportunity for more people than free enterprise. Therefore, we know that the federal government must not impede innovation but rather work quickly to roll out spectrum and technologies that will drive the U.S. ahead of China in 5G. The administration’s America First economic agenda has prioritized regulatory reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and competition with China – bringing more mid-band spectrum to market complements and expands the President’s policy agenda. More mid-band spectrum means more innovation, which means more growth and opportunity.
Our concern is simple – certain agencies may do the ‘bureaucratic slow-walk’ vis-à-vis pending license proceedings and may pursue other regulatory mischief to impede new uses of spectrum. Any bureaucratic or competitive interference that slows the introduction of more spectrum to the market will stifle innovation and hurt the economy.
We implore you – as you continue to drive America’s global leadership in 5G forward – to make as many decisions as you can as quickly as possible, according to the authority and statutes governing your office.
We support your leadership in facilitating America’s superiority in 5G Technology, including pushing more mid-band spectrum into the marketplace; updating infrastructure policy; and modernizing outdated regulations. 5G networking is the fifth generation of wireless technology. An efficient deployment of 5G will lead to greater faster data speeds of data, a more responsive networks, and the ability to connect more devices simultaneously.
We cannot allow China to race ahead in 5G. Reports indicate that the U.S. and China are now tied. Again, this progress is thanks to your leadership and the FCC’s 5G fast Plan, in this critical digital race. We urge you to move forward and approve new applications to keep pace with China’s superior speed of deployment.
American companies pushing for the release of mid-band spectrum are strengthening our economy by increasing U.S. competitiveness and enabling the American entrepreneurial spirit to be unleashed on the world economic stage.
We urge you to continue to make progress and not be slowed by other agencies or agendas on this matter.
SEE LETTER & COALITION MEMBERS HERE: 5G Coalition Letter to The Honorable Ajit Pai