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FCC Proposes More Spectrum at 5 GHz for Unlicensed Broadband:

from The ARRL Letter on February 28, 2013
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FCC Proposes More Spectrum at 5 GHz for Unlicensed Broadband:

On February 20, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in ET Docket No. 13-49, seeking to revise the Part 15 rules governing unlicensed national information infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz band. These devices presently operate in the frequency bands 5.15- 5.35 GHz and 5.47-5.825 GHz. They use wideband digital modulation techniques to provide a wide array of high data rate mobile and fixed communications for individuals, businesses and institutions. Slightly different rules apply to 5.825-5.85 GHz. Among the changes being proposed are two additional bands totaling 195 MHz for unlicensed operation: 5.35-5.47 GHz and 5.85-5.925 GHz. The Amateur Radio Service has a secondary allocation at 5.65-5.925 GHz, including an Amateur Satellite Service uplink allocation of 5.65-5.67 GHz and a downlink allocation of 5.83-5.85 GHz. Read more here


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FCC Proposes More Spectrum at 5 GHz for Unlicensed Broadband  
by K4RAF on March 1, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
While this is long overdue, it will take a couple of years for consumer devices to catch up with new band limits.
Meanwhile, cell phone carriers will migrate PicoCells there, causing just another overcrowded situation.
Does anyone at the FCC actually UNDERSTAND the obvious needs of unlicensed Part 15 Wireless users?
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