Opinion

If The DOD Wants Ligado's Spectrum, It Should Buy It

Lawrence White

Thomas Lenard and Lawrence White

Thomas Lenard and Lawrence White

"The U.S. Federal Communications Commission recently approved long overdue modifications to Ligado Networks' spectrum licenses that will allow the company to build out a 5G network. Ligado's 35 MHz of mid-band spectrum represents a significant contribution to U.S. leadership in 5G. The FCC's decision is the culmination of a multiyear proceeding during which Ligado made many concessions to address industry and government concerns about interference with GPS devices in an adjacent spectrum band."

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Lawrence White is the Robert Kavesh Professorship in Economics and the ​Deputy Chair, Economics.