RTG, FiberTower, Sprint Nextel, Stanton Park Group and WCAI met with FCC Commissioner McDowell and highlighted the many benefits of authorizing limited fixed licensed use on portions of the TV White Spaces in rural areas to provide cost-effective backhaul solutions. Approximately 15 to 45 or more TV channels lay fallow in rural areas, and many such channels will remain vacant in rural areas after any “repacking” of broadcast spectrum in Channels 31-51. The FCC initially should authorize limited fixed licensed point-to-point use of TV “White Spaces” for backhaul on vacant UHF TV Channels 14-20.

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