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Over at The Hill, Julian Hattem breaks down how the FCC is looking to improve mobile broadband:

The commission on Friday announced that, at its meeting next month, it will take up a series of proposals to explore ways for companies to use more of the nation’s airwaves and build new antenna systems. The FCC will also look at an item to help broadcast companies share the same channel, which would incentivize them to give up their current spectrum licenses for wireless companies to bid on in next year’s auction.

“Seizing the opportunities of mobile innovation is one of the FCC’s highest priorities,” Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote in a blog post.

So far, wireless companies are onboard with the proposal, and rightly so. Everyone benefits from better use of the airwaves.