TV White Space Supporters Have New Reasons to Cheer

From Light Reading:

Rise Broadband, widely considered the largest privately held fixed wireless provider in the US with around 150,000 customers, said it is in the midst of launching its first TVWS operations.

“Thanks to Microsoft for injecting some life into the TV White Space equipment ecosystem,” said Rise Broadband’s Jeff Kohler. “All of the testing that we’ve done in the field and that we’ve done in the lab shows that we’re going to be able to deliver well in excess of the FCC-mandated broadband speed of 25Mbit/s [downlink] / 3Mbit/s [uplink]. We’ll be able to do it at good distances and with much better propagation than any other spectrum tool that we have in the bag right now being installed in low band.”

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