Broadband Access Skyrockets with Fixed Wireless in 2017
2) Recently Micronet Communications* petitioned the FCC to waive notification fees when an operator abandons a transmitter and no longer needs his license. Licenses are good for ten years, but if holders gets out early and don't feel like filing an update ("modification") with the FCC, they can simply let the clock run down.
There may be hundreds, possibly thousands of frequencies that could be returned to circulation if licensees had better inducement to update the FCC. Meanwhile, the commission loses nothing, because new license applications bring higher fees than radio obits.
*In full disclosure, Micronet Communications did all my frequency coordination and licensing for the better part of twenty years, and I never thought of going elsewhere. Highly recommended!
3) And finally, from San Francisco comes a new ordinance that makes it unlawful for owners of multi-dwelling buildings and commercial properties to play favorites with internet access providers based on who’s greasing their palms. Fair and unfettered roof access is essential for fixed wireless growth, but good broadband access is also beneficial for building owners.
There’s lots more, but let me close for now with this thought:
Wireless innovation is happening everywhere at once, and you can hardly blink without missing something. The tech is being revamped in mind altering ways, from the ground to the stratosphere. Before long, wireless is going to remind us all *who* started the electronics industry.
Have a wonderful New Year, and stay tuned, because fixed wireless is hopping and I’m all over it!
DISCLAIMER: This is a repost of a blog written by David Theodore and originally published here. Many thanks to David for letting us share his article.