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August 11, 2022

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Southern Company submits new test results in urging FCC to ‘pause’ unlicensed mid-band spectrum use

By Charlie Mitchell / June 25, 2021

Southern Company is urging the FCC to “pause” unlicensed operators’ use of the 6 GHz band, allowed under a Trump-era 2020 rulemaking, with the major electric utility saying it has “real-world” results from new testing that show interference with licensed systems important to reliability and security operations.

The Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of former Chairman Ajit Pai posted its final rule on unlicensed use of mid-band spectrum in May 2020, in a move intended to enable Internet...

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