By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-26-21

Cable operators are telling the FCC to dismiss or deny auto companies’ challenge to the FCC’s decision to allow the 5.9 GHz band to be divided up between incumbent intelligent auto communications systems and the Wi-Fi that remains cable broadband operators primary mobile broadband play.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation and the 5G Automotive Association have petitioned the FCC to reconsider all or parts of its decision, in part citing the change in administration.

The FCC voted unanimously in the waning days of the tenure of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to free up the lower 45 MHz of the 5.9 GHz band for wireless broadband, while transitioning the remaining upper 30 MHz to the latest iteration of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.  » Read More