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AIRWAVES Act
Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act

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A bill to facilitate a national pipeline of spectrum for commercial use, and for other purposes.


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Date
08/01/2017 Introduced in Senate

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Date
08/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 08/01/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation08/01/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (08/01/2017)

Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act or the AIRWAVES Act

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to complete auctions during each of the next three calendar years that will grant new broadcast licenses for specified frequency spectrum bands.

The FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration are directed to identify frequencies in specified spectrum bands that may be utilized for: (1) non-federal unlicensed use; and (2) commercial licensed use.

The FCC must allocate 10% of proceeds from each of the spectrum band auctions specified in the bill to expand wireless infrastructure in rural areas that are underserved or unserved.

The FCC shall conduct a study on how unlicensed frequency spectrum bands can be utilized for: (1) the provision of healthcare in rural areas, (2) distance learning, and (3) facilitating innovations in agriculture.