US unveils roadmap to study, shift government spectrum for wireless use

By Thomson Reuters Mar 12, 2024 | 7:33 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday released a detailed timeline for studying significant government-owned spectrum with the aim to help expand wireless and other technology uses.

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which in November announced steps to repurpose spectrum currently set aside for parts of the federal government, said it was setting detailed timelines for studying several spectrum bands including “the potential for repacking, compression and relocation of airborne radars and other federal systems in the Lower 3 GHz to allow for commercial use.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Alex Richardson)