Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Third-Generation Wireless Internet Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following:
(1) Mobile telephony has been one of the fastest growing industries of the telecommunications sector, offering consumers innovative services at affordable rates.
(2) Demand for mobile telecommunications services has greatly exceeded industry expectations.
(3) Mobile carriers are poised to bring high-speed Internet access to consumers through wireless telecommunications devices.
(4) Third Generation mobile systems (hereinafter referred to as ``3G'') are capable of delivering high-speed data services for Internet access and other multimedia applications.
(5) Advanced wireless services such as 3G may be the most efficient and economic way to provide high-speed Internet access to rural areas of the United States.
(6) Under the current Federal Communications Commission rules, commercial mobile service providers may not use more than 45 megahertz of combined cellular, broadband Personal Communications Service, and Specialized Mobile Radio spectrum within any geographic area.
(7) Assignments of additional spectrum may be needed to enable mobile operators to keep pace with the demand for 3G services.
(8) The application of the current Commission spectrum cap rules to new spectrum auctioned by the FCC would greatly impede the deployment of 3G services.
SEC. 3. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.
Section 332(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(c)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:
``(9) NON-APPLICATION OF SPECTRUM AGGREGATION LIMITS TO NEW AUCTIONS.--
``(A) The Commission may not apply section 20.6(a) of its regulations (47 C.F.R. 20.6(a)) to a license for spectrum assigned by initial auction held after December 31, 2000.
``(B) The Commission may relax or eliminate the spectrum aggregation limits of section 20.6 of its regulations (47 C.F.R. 20.6), but may not lower these limits.''.