Last month we reported that the Commission had relaxed certain of its rules governing use of the 6 GHz and 23 GHz bands for fixed point-to-point microwave operations.  The rule changes responded to requests filed in 2007 and 2008 by the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition. The FCC’s order in that proceeding has now been published in the Federal Register, which in turn sets the effective date for the new rules. That date is August 18, 2010.