[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

FCC grants WISPs temporary 5.9 GHz spectrum access

Thereâ??s a rulemaking in process to open the same spectrum. One might
imagine an extension until that resolves.

This will raise the noise floor on a couple of extremely long distance
links I run on the same frequencies under amateur radio rules, including
one that traverses the length of the SF peninsula. Not looking forward to

Matthew Kaufman

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 7:15 PM Benson Schliesser via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>

> 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
> days?
> 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 the strategy?
>  - Benson
> 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.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-grants-wisps-temporary-59-ghz-spectrum-access-rural-broadband
>> >
>> > The FCCâ??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.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/attachments/20200401/a9aaaaeb/attachment.html>