By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-25-22

Transportation stakeholders, including all 50 state transportation departments (DOTs) told a D.C. federal appeals court Jan. 25 that the FCC erred in the way it opened up 5.9 GHz spectrum, which had been reserved for intelligent transport systems (ITS) for unlicensed wireless. But the action appeared to be an uphill climb given that the U.S. Department of Transportation, which was critical of the decision, now backs the FCC move.

In a victory for cable broadband operators and computer companies, the FCC voted back in 2020 to free up the lower 45 MHz of the 5.9 GHz band for wireless broadband while transitioning the remaining upper 30 MHz to the latest iteration of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.  » Read More