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CBRS Spectrum

June 24, 2020

DirectLink has begun deploying the new 3GhZ CBRS Spectrum across their network. This will mean better speeds and less interference.

What is CBRS?
CBRS stands for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (Not to be confused with the Citizens Band Radio Service or CB Radio). The FCC established this band in 2015 and created a three-tiered approach to sharing the spectrum among federal and non-federal users of the band. CBRS is the 3.5 GHz band, more specifically 3550 to 3700 MHz. Great information on the band can be found directly at the FCC website

Why should anyone care about CBRS?
This is a first-of-its-kind dynamic spectrum sharing model that is widely viewed as an “experiment” of sorts to see whether this method of access to spectrum will allow fair sharing among all potential users of this radio spectrum. The FCC in the United States is at the forefront of using this dynamic sharing method, and many countries around the world are watching closely. If successful, it’s believed that other countries and other spectrum bands will follow a similar model in the future.