CBRS Framework Good Guide to Follow for Commercial Access to 3.45-3.55 BandThe following statement may be attributed to Louis Peraertz, VP of Policy for WISPA:
Washington, DC, September 9, 2020 – WISPA and its members would be eager to access the 3.45-3.55 GHz band in order to continue to bridge the digital divide. Extending certain aspects of the CBRS framework to this adjacent 100 megahertz would be the most efficient way of putting this valuable spectrum resource to work for Americans. The proposed rules should consider reserving an adequate amount of spectrum within the 100 megahertz for unlicensed or “licensed by rule” use to create a contiguous 250-megahertz CBRS band. Importantly, any auction the Commission may conduct should use counties as the geographic license area and licenses should be awarded in 10-megahertz blocks, enabling meaningful access by a diversity of providers.
WISPA’s 1000 members are composed of fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and the industry that supports fixed wireless broadband, including equipment suppliers, support services, and other components needed to run a successful business. Our members, and WISPs, in general, provide broadband access to over 6 million residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.