Pandemic Surfaced Limitations in Rural Connectivity

by Dean Tan | 2Q 2020 | IN-5798
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted temporary Special Temporary Authority (STA) access to Fixed-Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) on March 26, 2020. This move came as the country battles COVID-19 through social distancing measures and stay home requirements that are driving the need for better connectivity at home. As families stay within their homes for telework and home-based learning, there has been a resulting demand surge for bandwidth of as much as 40%.

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