The FCC’s rules for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) have become final, after many years in the works.

No, it’s not your grandfather’s “Ten-four, good buddy” citizens band, but a high-end, super-Wi-Fi-type service that someday will serve your portable devices with fast digital signals.

But don’t run down to Best Buy quite yet.

The engineers are still working out the kinks. Under development is a so-called Spectrum Access System that will automatically assign frequencies among three priorities of users: incumbents entitled to interference protection; those who pay at auction for priority access; and the rest of us.

Getting all this to work right is a major technical challenge.

If you have any questions, give us a call.