Louis Peraertz, vice president of policy for WISPA, has endorsed the FCC’s proposed technical rule enabling widespread use of the 5.9 GHz band.
“Broad consensus exists among wireless internet service providers (WISPs) for adoption of the FCC’s proposed technical rules, enabling widespread outdoor unlicensed use of the 5.9 GHz band, says Peraertz.
He continued: “As the FCC’s 5.9 GHz STAs make abundantly clear, too, the demand is there for it to go into quick and innovative service, keeping American’s connected during the pandemic, and beyond. That use also shows it can occur without causing harmful interference to licensed operations.
“Prime mid-band spectrum is finite and too valuable for it to remain roadblocked by promises which have never gotten into first gear these past twenty years. We support the Commission’s proposals which would drive 45 megahertz of the band into higher use — Americans, especially those in rural and underserved areas of the country, would see immediate and lasting benefits should the FCC’s proposals move swiftly forward.”