WISPA CALLS ON FCC TO MODERNIZE RULES IN THE 2.5 GHZ “EBS” SPECTRUM BAND
Washington, DC – WISPA praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its efforts to modernize its rules for the 2.5 GHz spectrum band, and endorsed proposals that would free up spectrum for commercial broadband service in rural areas while providing new flexibility to existing licensees engaged in educational missions.
'Innovation Band' Weathers Complications As FCC Delays OK
The Citizens Broadband Radio Service started off as a cool idea: taking blocked-off military spectrum and letting innovative broadband companies and other upstarts jump into the unused gaps in the airwaves. But it's turned into a yearslong process of figuring out how to protect military communications from interference and carve up the spectrum into useful chunks to satisfy both smaller commercial users and major wireless carriers.
The fixed wireless community is determined to keep census tract-sized licenses in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, sending a letter to the FCC signed by 182 fixed wireless broadband providers urging it to do just that.