XO affiliate NextLink makes case against county-by-county licensing at 28 GHz

Nextlink Wireless, an operating affiliate of XO Communications, is urging the FCC to maintain the 28 GHz band's current geographic licensing schemes instead of issuing new Upper Microwave Flexible Use (UMFU) licenses on a county-by-county basis.

Nextlink/XO says a large majority of commenters have opposed the commission's never-before-tested county-based proposed licensing scheme for 28 GHz licensees. Nextlink says adopting extremely small geographic license areas would present several financial and technical challenges.

Nextlink currently holds 93 LMDS licenses but under the new proposal, it would hold 767 county-based licenses for the A1 band alone. For more, see this filing.