Posts tagged with: Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA)

WifiForward, WISPA tout next steps on 6 GHz

Industry groups WifiForward and WISPA are excited by the FCC’s recent move to set up spectrum coordination systems for unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. A public notice on automated frequency coordination (AFC) systems was adopted this week ahead...

Small wireless carriers feel squeezed on multiple fronts

Leaders from some smaller wireless carriers expressed dissatisfaction and concern about several aspects of their business at this week’s CCA Annual Convention in Phoenix. They’re concerned that digital-divide money will all go toward fiber, that Universal Service Funds (USF) are drying...

Wireless industry groups critical of Biden’s executive order on competition

Wireless industry advocates CTIA and WISPA have voiced concern over an executive order released Friday by President Joe Biden that in part targets broadband competition and encourages more regulation. CTIA, which represents major U.S. carriers, device makers and other wireless...

WISPA, Charter urge against higher-power CBRS rules

A coalition including Charter Communications, WISPA and public interest groups are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject proposals to increase power limits in the shared CBRS band, saying it would favor macro cell deployments only and jeopardize existing...

FCC sets October start date for 3.45 GHz auction

Bidding in the next U.S. auction for mid-band spectrum, in the 3.45 GHz band, is slated to start October 5. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice (PDF) Wednesday, establishing application and bidding procedures for Auction 110. “This is a...

FCC’s Rosenworcel circulates draft order on 3.45-3.55 GHz

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel aims to make some moves on the 5G mid-band spectrum front, circulating a draft order that would make 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for auction and 5G deployment. The commission...

FCC starts moving on unique 2.5 GHz auction, license areas

The Federal Communications Commission this week took steps towards an auction for overlay licenses in the 2.5 GHz band, releasing data on what’s available and seeking input on auction design. The commission on Tuesday approved a public notice (PDF) that...

2020 opened the curtains on mid-band with CBRS, C-band auctions

With one mid-band spectrum auction completed and a second currently underway and nearing $70 billion in proceeds, 2020 opened the curtains on new mid-band spectrum.   Operators have been craving key mid-band frequencies that provide a sweet spot for capacity...

Congress approves $7B for broadband in Covid relief package

Late Monday, Congress approved a coronavirus relief package that includes $7 billion for a flurry of broadband initiatives including broadband access for low-income households, funding the Huawei rip and replace reimbursement program, broadband coverage mapping, and more. The Coronavirus Response and...

Nextlink taps Nokia for CBRS deployment in rural U.S.

One of the biggest bidders in the FCC’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction is wasting no time putting those licenses to work. Nextlink Internet, which is owned by AMG Technology Investment Group, is using Nokia’s AirScale 4G LTE Radio...
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