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Internet First Strategy: The Power of the Portfolio – Part 2

In this second part of the two-part podcast series, TC2’s Mark Sheard and Joe Schmidt continue their discussion about how enterprises are saving big money by adopting a portfolio strategy when buying internet transport services.  In this episode enterprises will learn what they need to do to implement the portfolio […]

Internet First Strategy: The Power of the Portfolio – Part 1

Over the last few years, enterprises have been transforming how they architect their networks and have increasingly adopted an internet first strategy.  Companies that have gone down this path have seen a favorable impact on the affordability and performance of their networks.  It’s also changing how they buy their transport […]

FCC Likely to Allow Uncontrolled Wi-Fi Devices in 6 GHz Microwave Band

The FCC just released a DRAFT Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O and FNPRM) in the pending rulemaking to open the 5925-7125 MHz (6 GHz) microwave band for use by unlicensed devices (ET Docket No. 18-295). The draft decision adopts many of the arguments put forward […]

FCC Delays Auction of Priority Access Licenses at 3.5 GHz

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has pushed out the deadlines associated with its upcoming auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band, part of what the FCC calls the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). As detailed […]

FCC Sets Auction Procedures for 3.5 GHz Band

As we reported late last year the FCC has completed a number of steps to open the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band to use as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). The rules for this 150 MHz of bandwidth incorporate some unique features intended to optimize the use of the […]

FCC Adopts New Rules on RF Safety

The FCC recently voted to change its rules on how to best protect the general public and trained workers from the health risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) emissions. The FCC decided not to change its long-standing RF exposure limits, finding that there was an insufficient scientific record to change the […]