FCC seeks public comments on use of 10.0 to 10.5 GHz band

The FCC is accepting public comments before 10 April 2014 on the use of the 10.0-10.5 GHz frequency band, as a result of a petition by Mimosa Networks. Mimosa urges the FCC to make the 10.0 to 10.5 GHz spectrum available for wireless broadband services. This frequency band is already used in Europe and Asia for fixed and mobile broadband service.

At present, the 10.0-10.5 GHz band is utilised in the US for amateur radio and radiolocation. To prevent interference with government and civilian radar operations, Mimosa proposes that the FCC apply Dynamic Frequency Selection restrictions to wireless broadband operations in the band and with respect to minimising interference with amateur radio operations, the FCC should also apply the coordination procedures and requirements provided in its Part 90 Subpart Z rules.

Last 5 June 2013, Rory Conaway urged the FCC to adopt rules allowing wireless ISPs to use the 10 GHZ band. Read his article: Tales from the Towers, Chapter 45 — I’ll give you two 5s for 10.

Read the summary of Mimosa’s 10 GHz FCC petition and submit your comments before 10 April 2014.