Hi Mark: I just wanted to give my input. I think in general, access to more spectrum is a good thing. It's my understanding that the existing users of 6GHz would be unaffected and protected.
Given that, there are huge swaths of spectrum not in use in rural America. Matt Larsen and I discussed at length over the years on ways to use spectrum that isn't being used today because of the rules surrounding it or exclusivity because of ownership...not because it's being used in given areas. I know that there is not that much use of 6GHz in my area. There are plenty of PtP links, but in general, there is nothing in PtMP and given that in some areas you can barely get a cell signal, let alone a TV signal, why can't we be able to use it. I think so long as we protect existing uses of 6GHz, I'd be open to more unlicensed spectrum. Regards, Chuck On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Mark Radabaugh <m...@amplex.net> wrote: > WISPA has been asked to participate in a wireless industry push to explore > unlicensed use in the current Part 101 6Ghz spectrum. The idea is to > increase the current Part 15 allowed power limits and to bring in UNII > rules, along with additional mitigations currently under study (e.g., > sensing, database) to protect incumbents. As there are no federal users > (other than PTP) this would not require the ESC system of CBRS and is > potentially considerably simpler to implement. > > The upside is significantly more spectrum availability in a high > power/capacity/range band. The downside is some potential loss of > geographic exclusivity and availability of new 6GHz Part 101 PTP links in > exchange for greater reliance on the use of spectrum sharing mechanisms > over time. > > I’m interested in opinions on how important 6Ghz PTP links are to the > membership and for those who use them if there would be significant > opposition to using the spectrum for Point to Multipoint. > > Mark > > Mark Radabaugh > WISPA FCC Committee Chair > 419-261-5996 <(419)%20261-5996> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wireless mailing list > Wireless@wispa.org > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > >
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