WISPA Applauds FCC Action on 6GHz BandThe following statement may be attributed to Louis Peraertz, VP of Policy for WISPA – Broadband Without Boundaries:
Washington, DC, October 19, 2023 – WISPA applauds the FCC’s unanimous vote today, further implementing the allocation of 1,200 megahertz of the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. Unlicensed wireless communications touch billions of people daily, making all of our lives safer, more productive and better. Opening up the 6 GHz band for commercial use domestically will only add to that, especially with the roll-out later this year of 850 megahertz within the band for standard power, outdoor use. As to the latter, the importance of this aspect of the 6 GHz band cannot be overstated. Small rural ISPs eagerly await this new capacity and will rapidly employ it to further bridge the digital divide in hard-to-reach and serve communities across America. We congratulate the FCC for sticking to its guns and fostering the safe use of this vital band – one which will make spectrum more useful for all Americans.
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WISPA’s approximately 1000 members provide fixed broadband connectivity, and include equipment suppliers, support services, and other industry partners and stakeholders. Our members provide broadband access to millions of residential and business customers in rural, urban, and Tribal areas across America.