FCC grants WISPs temporary 5.9 GHz spectrum access
bensons at queuefull.net
Thu Apr 2 02:12:21 UTC 2020
Indeed, this does seem like good news under the current situation. It's
good for users, and it's nice PR for both the FCC and the WISPs. But I'm
curious: What do these 33 operators anticipate after the STA expires in 60
Obviously their plans may need to adjust depending on the pandemic response
at that time... But thinking ahead: Do the WISPs migrate users before the
60 days expire, or does the STA morph into something more permanent? What's
On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 8:56 PM Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> The big announcement is the 6ghz space opening up. This will be big for
> people doing p2p links.
> Sent from my iCar
> > On Apr 1, 2020, at 8:42 PM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> > I missed this announcement last week.
> > The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau today granted temporary
> spectrum access to 33 wireless Internet service providers serving 330
> > counties in 29 states to help them serve rural communities facing an
> increase in broadband needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Special
> Temporary Authority (STA) granted today allows these companies to use the
> lower 45 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for 60 days.
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