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Small ISPs positive, Xplornet critical of new 3500 MHz policy

telecom | 08/19/2014 9:34 pm EDT

The government’s proposed changes to the licensing of 3500 MHz spectrum are receiving praise from small wireless Internet service providers (ISPs), while satellite Internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. said it is “deeply concerned.” Industry Canada released a consultation document Tuesday proposing that some of the spectrum, which currently permits only fixed services, such as wireless Internet or satellite Internet service, be freed up for mobile use. The document proposes that licence areas be designated as either rural or urban in a “geographically...