Today, the FCC approved a proposal put forward by AT&T and satellite radio provider Sirius XM aimed at freeing up spectrum from the “WCS band” for mobile broadband. Over at the AT&T Public Policy Blog, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Joan Marsh writes about what that will mean for the company’s customers:

We expect to commence deployment of LTE infrastructure in the band in as early as three years, allowing us to enhance our wireless broadband services. Our customers will also win, as additional spectrum capacity becomes available to support surging mobile Internet usage.

Chalk this one up to the government and private sector working together to benefit consumers.