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As regards the 3.5 GHz band the NTIA has been playing defense since WRC-95. By the time of the WRC in Istanbul the US was the only Administration defending exclusive use of that frequency band. It is unfortunate that a certain person at DoD had to take sick leave and that left the Air Force in charge when decisions favorable to the private sector could have been made.
I wrote a proposal for a FCC rule making that they still haven't responded to.
Keeping up steady pressure seems the best way forward.
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From: Rich Kennedy
Sent: 6/2/2015 14:15
Subject: Re: [802SEC] Suggested additional wording for response to FCC 15-47
That is fine. The FCC has been touting this as a boon for Wi-Fi. IEEE 802.11 has spent six years developing standards that have been plagued by less than advertised spectrum offerings from the FCC. IEEE 802.11y went nowhere. During a visit to the FCC I was asked why we never utilized this spectrum. My answer was that the exclusion zones make it unsuitable for a technology that depends on high volume to be a commercial success.
The TVWS did not have exclusion zones, but the continued spectrum uncertainty has kept Wi-Fi at bay. The main thrust of this letter is to say that the current exclusion zone improvement was insufficient, and their promises of further improvements is sufficiently uncertain that they should not expect IEEE 802.11 to do anything soon with this spectrum.
Your addition does not change our position.
Manager, New Technology Development
Wi-Fi Alliance Spectrum & Regulatory TG Chair
Wi-Fi Alliance White Spaces TTG Chair
Wi-Fi Alliance White Spaces MTG Vice-chair
IEEE802.11 TGaf (WLAN in White Spaces) Chair
IEEE802.11/15 Regulatory SC Chair
IEEE 802.11/18 Liaison
In support of Apurva's concerns, I propose to add the following at the end of the introductory "COMMENTS OF IEEE 802" paragraph?
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