MVDDS


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MVDDS

(Multi-channel Video Distribution and Data Service) A licensed part of the spectrum for delivering digital video and/or downstream Internet service. Located within the DBS band of 12.2-12.7 GHz, the FCC concluded the auction of 192 licenses in this spectrum in early 2004. The data aspect of this wireless service provides a high-speed downstream (Internet to user) capability while still requiring a dial-up connection for upstream traffic. MVDDS is designed to reach homes in areas that do not have cable and DSL service.
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Go Long Wireless is a member of the MVDDS 5G Coalition Partnership, which is awaiting the outcome of a pending FCC rule that will add MVDDS spectrum to the 5G spectrum band.
The Commission also concluded that a new fixed terrestrial service, Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service MVDDS can operate in the 12.2 to 12.7 GHz band under existing fixed service allocations.
On December 8, 2000, the FCC determined that terrestrial wireless cable technology could share the spectrum at 12.2-12.7 GHz with DBS and proposed service rules for the new Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service ("MVDDS").