A senior U.S. House legislator on Monday prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to postpone the auction of parts of a crucial spectrum band, alerting it might affect a neighboring air travel frequency band.
Home Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio advised a hold-up in the auction of C-Band spectrum that begins Tuesday over issues it might threaten air travel security.
FCC representative Will Wiquist stated the commission has “no strategies to postpone the auction.”
The FCC concluded in its order that its guidelines “would secure radio altimeters utilized by airplane. And we continue to have no factor to think that 5G operations in the C-Band will trigger hazardous disturbance to radio altimeters.”
The C-band is a block of spectrum utilized to provide video and radio shows to 120 million U.S. families.
Last month, Airlines for America, representing significant airline companies consisting of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, the Aerospace Industry Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, significant air travel unions and others, raised issues about the C-Band auction.
They stated in a Nov. 17 letter to Congress the RTCA evaluation recommends “this threat is prevalent and has the capacity for broad effects to air travel operations in the United States, consisting of the possibility of disastrous failures causing numerous deaths, in the lack of suitable mitigations.”
( Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese and Stephen Coates)
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