Smart Radios Enabling Shared Wireless Broadband
an Examination of the Implications of FCC Policy: Wisps to Google, to the National “Carriers”
& Wells: Alternative Pathway in Kansas City (part 2)
We examine new FCC wireless rule makings with very positive implications for wisps and cellular bandwidth/ Here is our current situation” The Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on April 17, 2015 established a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service for shared wireless broadband use of the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service are found in Part 96 of the Commission’s rules.
In an interview Fred Goldstein describes for us the ultimate maturation of the smart radio process that was discussed as early as 2006 -2007. In this realm radios are now - at long last - able to make far more efficient use of available spectrum than heretofore possible.
This issue continues our earlier report on the impact of programs designed as an "alternative path" by William Wells.