NYCwireless firmly believe in spectrum reform that allows fully licensed exempt operation. We have tremendous respect for Harold’s position on this issue and agree with his conclusion that we need to be open to different approaches for different users. The Wireless ISP community was pushing hard to get access to this band for high powered rural usage and it appears what they got was a “license-lite” solution.
NYCwireless supports the right of municipalities to offer broadband services. We have joined with FreePress in support of this position by signing an open letter opposing anti-municipal telecom legilistation.
States across the country are debating whether to restrict or prohibit municipalities from offering broadband services to local communities. At a time when rural and low-income Americans increasingly find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide, state legislatures should not thwart competition in the marketplace from any service provider. Support the right of municipalities to offer broadband services by adding your organization to the list of signatories on the letter below.