An open letter regarding:
GN Docket No. 12-354
I am writing on behalf of my Company MTIN.NET LLC in regard to the proposed changes to the CBRS band. We are primarily a consulting company for Wireless Internet Providers (WISPs). One of the biggest changes our customers face is the availability of spectrum to operate in. These are companies who primarily are investing their own money into providing access in their own communities. They help to support local businesses by giving them a choice in high-speed broadband access. Sometimes, these WISPs are the only option.
Please take into consideration how any changes will affect these Entrepreneurs and their mission to bring broadband into underserved areas of the country. Without WISPs, many homes and businesses would not have high-speed access that works with Voice, or streaming services. Satellite is unable to deliver low-latency connections to users.
The ability of a WISP to have access to more spectrum not only allows them to provider more speeds and better service, but it has other benefits as well. WISPs have usually been started to fill a broadband need in an area. Having access to high-speed access allows schools to offer greater learning tools, allows businesses to generate new revenue streams as well as saving money. Please don’t leave the companies who are investing their own money, not shareholder’s money, out in the cold.
We are opposed to both petitions by CTIA and T-mobile. Please consider the comments from the WISP community before making any decisions. It is estimated WISPs service over 3 Million subscribers across the country. Give them tools they need to thrive.