Nationwide, thousands of cellular towers with fiber connectivity are located just a few miles of a community anchor institution. Fixed wireless can efficiently bridge the last mile to schools and libraries, connecting them to the Internet with throughput in excess of 1 Gbps and meeting the FCC’s long-term broadband goals immediately.
A group of eight carriers filed an ex parte letter urging the FCC to adopt competitively neutral rules in the E-rate rulemaking proceeding, to ensure that fixed wireless technology has a fair opportunity to bid for E-rate contracts. Participation by wireless carriers will increase competition and the number of schools that can be connected, which is critical to stretching universal service program funds.
LNGS Contact: David LaFuria