What is King Street Wireless?

King Street Wireless delivers two categories of services with152 licenses of 700 MHz spectrum issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 27 states: (1) Fixed wireless internet services and (2) 4G LTE service in collaboration with U.S. Cellular.

What services does King Street Wireless offer?

King Street provides 4G LTE service in partnership with U.S. Cellular in 19 states including California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. King Street also provides fixed wireless internet service in 27 states.

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What is 5G?

5G (Fifth Generation) refers to the next phase of advancement in wireless technology, improving on much more than speed. It builds on the foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling widespread connectivity. According to CTIA, because of 5G’s capacity for higher device density on wireless networks, “it will be able to support billions of sensors, wearables, and devices, promising even more innovation.”

(Source: CTIA)

What is IoT?                

In what’s called the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the same Internet Protocol (IP) that connects the Internet. These networks churn out huge volumes of data that flow to computers for analysis. When objects can both sense the environment and communicate, they become tools for understanding complexity and responding to it swiftly. What’s revolutionary in all this is that these physical information systems are now beginning to be deployed, and some of them even work largely without human intervention.  (Source: McKinsey Quarterly)

What is Fixed Wireless?

Fixed Wireless is a service offered from fixed locations (residential or business) to make broadband data available to subscribers.  There is no mobility capability associated with Fixed Wireless service. The subscribers may communicate by using a subscriber unit located inside the location.  The use of an external antenna may be desired or required to enhance the quality of the service. (Source: Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP)

What is Spectrum?

Spectrum is the range of electromagnetic radio frequencies used to transmit sound, data, and video across the country. It is what carries voice between cell phones, television shows from broadcasters to your TV, and online information from one computer to the next, wirelessly. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) share responsibility for managing the spectrum. The DOC manages spectrum used by the Federal government and the FCC is responsible for spectrum used by others, including individuals, commercial operators, and public safety and health officials.  (Source: FCC)