WASHINGTON, D.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Carri Bennet was among the speakers at the 2022 INCOMPAS Policy Summit, which took place Feb. 8.

Bennet took part in a panel discussion on “Why Wait: Unleashing the Future of 5G with 12 GHz”.

To experience the benefits of 5G, it is essential that the U.S. make available additional mid-band spectrum that can readily support this next-generation mobile service.  No spectrum band is riper for deployment than the 12 GHz band, which has 500 megahertz of spectrum under existing terrestrial licenses that could be easily modified to quickly bring 5G to market. The panelists discussed the FCC’s current open proceeding on the 12.2-12.7 GHz band and how opening the band will secure America’s global leadership in 5G, protect national and economic security interests, and bolster competition and choices for consumers and businesses. 
Joining Bennet in the discussion were Michael Essington, Senior Manager of Public Policy, DISH; Tim Meyer, Managing Partner, Go Long Wireless Group; and Joel Thayer, President, Digital Progress Institute. Hogan Lovells Partner Michele Farquhar moderated the discussion.

Bennet serves as General Counsel of the Rural Wireless Association.