Biden administration aims to free up more wireless spectrum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said Monday it is issuing a new strategy and presidential memorandum that aims to free up additional wireless spectrum for advanced technology needs and soaring U.S. wireless demand.

The Biden administration said it was releasing a National Spectrum Strategy and a presidential memorandum to modernize U.S. spectrum policy that “includes new actions to improve spectrum management and spectrum access—including a study of more than 2,700 megahertz of spectrum for potential repurposing.” The White House says additional spectrum is key to next-generation wireless service and a variety of advanced technology, infrastructure and government needs.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)