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What is the innovation band?
The "innovation band," or the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), is lightly licensed, shared spectrum (3.55-3.7 GHz) within the 5G mid band, which can handle both 4G LTE and 5G and has been called the “sweet spot” of speed, range and less interference. As a lightly licensed option, the CBRS in contrast to prior models of exclusive carrier-licensed bands or unlicensed “wild west” spectrum. The use cases for CBRS include mobile broadband and fixed wireless access, as well as private cell networks.