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Ajit Pai's 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband

11 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying broadband.
The change-requested by T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon-will help the big carriers deploy nationwide 5G networks, according to Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal. But the change will also make it harder for small companies to buy spectrum that could be used to fill broadband gaps in rural areas.
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