Lawmakers ditch Pentagon spectrum-sharing proposal after telecom industry warns of 'power shift'

By Justin Doubleday / December 12, 2019 at 3:22 PM
Lawmakers have cut a provision in the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would have given the Pentagon more power over electromagnetic spectrum resources after the telecommunications industry raised concerns about the "proposed power shift." The compromise FY-20 legislation released this week did not retain a provision included under Section 214 of the Senate's original bill that would have established an "electromagnetic spectrum sharing research and development program." There was no similar provision in the House bill. The House...

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