FCC grants WISPs temporary 5.9 GHz spectrum access
matthew at matthew.at
Thu Apr 2 02:28:22 UTC 2020
The cell carriers really want the federal allocation at 3300-3500, which
has amateur as secondary, thus the other pending rulemaking that will kill
some of my amateur-licensed links (and why I’m loathe to move out of 5900
down to 3400 just to have that band go away and the equipment worthless,
plus the antenna gains are lower)
On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 7:18 PM Dave Phelps <tippenring at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I'm being cynical, but thank [deity of choice] that the cell
> carriers want it made available for this purpose.
> Reference: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363451A1.pdf
> "...And it would help advance even further our leadership in next
> generation wireless technologies, including 5G.” says Ajit Pai.
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 7:57 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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