General

According to Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton, the FCC’s May meeting — the first with new Commissioners Rosenworcel and Pai — went swimmingly, with all involved agreeing on three things up for vote:

Those were to: 1) Further explore the use of aerial-based communications technologies — floating cell towers, as it were — in times of emergency when terrestrial-based communications is compromised; 2) to approve the allocation of spectrum for medical monitoring technologies and 3) to free up some 800 MHz spectrum for wireless broadband by lifting channel-spacing limits and technical limitations.