The FCC projects a 35-fold increase in mobile broadband traffic over the next five years. (Mostly from tablets, netbooks and portable computers that substitute for PCs using fixed broadband).
The FCC has a goal of freeing up 300 MHz of spectrum for mobile broadband in the next five years would create a market value of $120 billion for the spectrum alone, with a several-fold multiplier effect across the economy once that spectrum is deployed.
The FCC broadband plan set the goal of freeing up 500 MHz of spectrum over the next 10 years, with the five-year milestone of 300 MHz.
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