Three rulemaking petitions go on public notice; comment and replies due in July.
The Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition, which represents fixed microwave users and manufacturers, achieved the rare feat of having three of its petitions for rulemaking appear on FCC public notice on the same day. The petitions ask the FCC to amend its rules:
- to allow microwave applicants to “stack” adjacent channels in the 6 and 11 GHz bands so as to carry heavier data payloads, when needed;
- to change certain occurrences of “should” to “must”, so as to improve interference protection in the 3650-3700 MHz band; and
- to allow private microwave users to share federal spectrum in the 7125-8500 MHz band.
Parties wishing to support or oppose the petitions must do so by July 5. Reply comments are due on July 20.