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FCC Rulemaking Allows Wireless Operations In FSS Band

By | April 15, 2004

      The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously approved a recommendation by the commission staff to proceed with the development of a proposed rule that would allow unlicensed wireless broadband devices to operate in the 3,650-MHz band, currently licensed by fixed satellite service (FSS) earth stations. Commissioner Michael Copps said during an open meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., that the FCC would look to the satellite industry for help with the technology development to help ensure wireless services pose no interference problems with FSS operations.

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