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Tech sector raises concerns about Senate plan for 5G in defense authorization bill

August 14, 2019 |
Rick Weber

Corporate leaders from the tech industry are voicing concerns about a Senate-backed plan for researching and developing next-generation 5G networks, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, arguing the move would mark a major shift in how the federal government regulates communications spectrum.

“We have concerns about existing R&D provisions related to 5G, which would allow [the Defense Department] to work on and manage non-federal spectrum that the private sector has already invested billions of dollars in developing,” according...

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