CAMPBELL, Calif., March 3, 2015 – Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, strongly endorses the bipartisan letter recently issued by Members of the House and Senate, requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) explore commercial use of the 10 GHz band for broadband services. Members on both sides agree that the “well documented spectrum crunch” presents compelling reasons to pursue “sharing opportunities” in the 10 GHz band.
Mimosa views the Congressional letter as an important step forward in its own efforts to share use of the 10 GHz spectrum band to expand affordable, high-speed Internet access to both rural and urban Americans. In 2013, Mimosa submitted a Petition for Rulemaking to the FCC seeking to allocate the 10.0 – 10.5 GHz band for lightly licensed fixed wireless broadband use. In March 2014, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on Mimosa’s Petition for Rulemaking.
Mimosa’s CEO, Brian Hinman said, “Mimosa applauds the bipartisan group of Members for coming together to recognize the future potential of the 10 GHz band. We look forward to continuing to work with the FCC toward a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to share use of the 10 GHz band in the near future.”
Because of its physical characteristics, the 10 GHz band is particularly well-suited to providing long distance, high capacity links for broadband access to end-user customers, including underserved rural customers, and for cellular backhaul.
Chuck Hogg, the President of WISPA, the primary representative organization for the development and advancement of fixed wireless Internet service providers, said, “Our industry is greatly encouraged by the letter issued by the United States Congress regarding the exploration of the 10 GHz band for use in broadband services. As broadband expansion becomes increasingly important to our nation, seeking out and reallocating underutilized spectrum will become more and more vital.”
For more information on the Mimosa Petition or to read the letter from Congressional Members in support of expanding the use of the 10 GHz spectrum, visit the Mimosa website (www.mimosa.co/10GHz).
View the Congressional letter of support.