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  Smart Computing Encyclopedia Entry - Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
MMDS (sometimes called Multipoint Microwave Distribution System), known as wireless cable, is a broadcasting and communications service that operates in the UHF (ultra high frequency) portion of the radio spectrum between 2.1GHz and 2.7GHz.
Developed as a substitute for conventional cable television, it can also be used for telephone, fax, and data communications; for example, an MMDS network provides high-speed Internet access, telephone, fax, and television all simultaneously without the limitations and restrictions of cables.
Narrowband channels were originally planned for the educational environment, or the wireless classrooms, and have been moderately successful, although most viewers prefer satellite television services because they offer more channels.
www.smartcomputing.com /editorial/dictionary/detail.asp?guid=8CF5E5CB35CB42E1857F6F42970E2A2C&searchtype=1&DicID=18263&RefType=Encyclopedia   (280 words)

  
  Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Multichannel multipoint distribution service, also known as MMDS or Wireless Cable, is a wireless telecommunications technology, used for general-purpose broadband networking or, more commonly, as an alternative method of cable television programming reception.
In the United States the Wireless Cable services never materialized, in large part due to investment scams by popular radio talk-show hosts, and the fact that ATSC digital television would fill the needs envisioned for MMDS.
Chorus still broadcast 11-channel analogue MMDS in some areas, though with their recent acquisition by Liberty Global Europe (along with NTL Ireland), it is quite likely their systems will be merged and after suitable upgrading the analogue services will be dropped and be replaced by the DVB-C systems used elsewhere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Multichannel_Multipoint_Distribution_Service   (485 words)

  
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Section 21.2 is amended by revising the definitions of "Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service," "Multipoint Distribution Service," "Multipoint Distribution Service response station" and "signal booster station," and by adding definitions for "booster service area," "channel," "response station hub," "response station hub license" and "sectorization," to read as follows: 21.2 Definitions.
The booster service area must be specified by the applicant so as to not overlap the booster service area of any other booster authorized to or proposed by the applicant.
When service is provided on a non-common carrier basis, transmissions may include information originated by persons other than the licensee, licensee-manipulated information supplied by other persons, or information originated by the licensee.
www.fcc.gov /ftp/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fc98231c.txt   (9371 words)

  
 Facilitating the Provision of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access, Educational and Other Advanced Services in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A fixed or mobile service, the licensees of which are educational institutions or non-profit educational organizations, and intended primarily for video, data, or voice transmissions of instructional, cultural, and other types of educational material to one or more receiving locations.
Local programming service pursuant to a lease must be provided within one year of the date of the lease or one year of grant of the licensee's application for the leased channel, whichever is later.
The height benchmark for a particular station in a service area relative to a base station in an adjacent service area is the distance'squared between the station and the GSA service area boundary measured along the radial between the respective stations, divided by 17.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/fr/04/de/10/fr10de04-20.html   (15341 words)

  
 MMDS - Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service
Multichannel Multimedia Distribution System A medium-bandwidth wireless access technology, using bands originally set up for "wireless cable" distribution of entertainment TV, and later reallocated for data use.
Often referred to as "wireless cable" as it is a wireless system used to distribute cable television and other broadband signals to multiple users by way of a single trans
Multipoint Multichannel Distibution Service; licensed spectrum in the 2.5GHz to 2.6GHz band; range is 30 miles or more.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/MMDS.asp   (216 words)

  
 Local Multipoint Distribution Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Local Multipoint Distribution Service is a broadband wireless access technology that uses microwave signals operating between the 26GHz and 29GHz bands.
LMDS is a point-to-multipoint service, hence is typically deployed for access by multiple parties.
Throughput capacity and distance of the link depends on the modulation method used - either phase-shift keying or amplitude modulation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/LMDS   (177 words)

  
 MMDS
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution System This is a carrier service, initially intended for broadcast of television, and is commonly referred to as wireless cable.
MMDS service is usually analog and one way (transmit only), with a range of about 30 miles (50 km), and has been deployed in the United States, the Middle East, Latin America, eastern Europe, and the Asia Pacific area.
Meanwhile, the FCC is in the process of relaxing rules to allow two way use of the band, which will facilitate data services.
www.satellitetvnetworkusa.com /MMDS.html   (154 words)

  
 FCC: Wireless Services: BRS & EBS Radio Services: BRS & EBS Home
The Broadband Radio Service (BRS), formerly known as the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS)/Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS), is a commercial service.
The Educational Broadband Service (EBS), formerly known as the Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), is an educational service that has generally been used for the transmission of instructional material to accredited educational institutions and non-educational institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, training centers, and rehabilitation centers using high-powered systems.
Flexible use service licensed to educational institutions or non-profit educational organizations designed to accommodate a variety of fixed, portable, and mobile services relating to education and instruction.
wireless.fcc.gov /services/index.htm?job=service_home&id=ebs_brs   (399 words)

  
 New Ways to Access the Net, Part II: Exotic Technologies
One service provider in California offers a 128 Kbps IDSL line for an eye-popping $3,500 start-up fee, with monthly charges varying from $800 to $1,000 depending on the amountÔ ADSL modem and installation plus $150 to $170 monthly.
Multichannel multipoint distribution service is perhaps the most interesting type of high-speed access available.
Currently, the service is limited to locations in New York City, Boston, Rochester, Washington, D.C., and New York state.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/16/22/12.html   (1372 words)

  
 Development of Future Networking Technologies > Wireless Broadband Technology Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) is a fixed wireless service capable of transmitting large amounts of data at a very high rate of speed.
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) is also a wireless service supporting up to 99 digital data streams, each transmitting 10 Mbps from a single base station or transmitter.
These areas already have wired services but because of limited bandwidth copper facilities or high-cost fiber, customers are increasingly turning toward MMDS services to meet their needs.
www.informit.com /articles/article.asp?p=27382&seqNum=5   (1028 words)

  
 FCC Memo
Although the Commission tentatively concluded that the modified rule satisfactorily implemented Section 207 with regard to governmental restrictions on reception of DBS service, because the revised rule was proposed prior to passage of the 1996 Act, the Commission sought further comment on the impact of the legislation.
As DBS service providers design their systems to comply with the Commission's requirement to serve Alaska, it may be possible to use smaller antennas that are closer to the size used in other parts of the country, and the need for thisexemption may be obviated.
Cable service, for example, is defined in part as the one-way transmission of video programming or other programming service together with the capability for subscriber interaction that might be required for the selection of use of such video programming or other programming service.
www.mrsc.org /subjects/telecomm/fcc96328.aspx?r=1   (14451 words)

  
 Summary of 3-02-00 Roundtable Discussion
Multichannel multipoint distribution service (MMDS) technology is a successful way to re-transmit local broadcast signals to underserved and unserved areas, according to Brick.
The economic return for providing local-into-local service is determined by the number of satellite subscribers in the particular market and the monthly fee for the local-into-local service.
Carey said that government-subsidized service could jeopardize small cable operators that must compete for capital, added he is concerned that any government initiative not undermine these investments.
www.ntia.doc.gov /ntiahome/ruraltvroundtable/rtvfinalsummary.htm   (2093 words)

  
 What is Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: MMDS, wireless cable
- Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) is a broadcasting and communications service that operates in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) portion of the radio spectrum between 2.1 and 2.7 GHz.
There is a monthly fee, similar to that for satellite TV service.
The MMDS frequency band has room for several dozen analog or digital video channels, along with narrowband channels that can be used by subscribers to transmit signals to the network.
searchnetworking.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci505606,00.html   (486 words)

  
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MMDS (Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service) is a Multichannel broadcast service that operates in the 2.0 to 2.7 GHz frequency range.
It is designed to be a POINT to MULTIPOINT broadcast service that is capable of delivering multiple channels of television programming in digital or analogue mode together with Internet access, telephone and Data transfer services to individual receive sites.
Most electronic equipment used in cable distribution is subject to harsh environmental conditions (amplifiers are pole and strand mounted).
www.teleset.ru /mmds-eng.htm   (1021 words)

  
 Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service - a Whatis.com definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) is a broadcasting and communications service that operates in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) portion of the radio spectrum between 2.1 and 2.7 GHz.
The MMDS frequency band has room for several dozen analog or digital video channels, along with narrowband channels that can be used by subscribers to transmit signals to the network.
Because of recent deregulation that allows cable TV companies to provide telephone and Internet services, along with the development of digital technologies that make efficient use of available bandwidth, MMDS has considerable future potential.
whatis.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,294236,sid44_gci505606,00.html   (322 words)

  
 Smallear Satellite - FCC Information
Receiving video programming from any of these services requires use of an antenna, and the installation, maintenance or use of these antennas may be restricted by local governments or community associations.
Any requirement to pay a fee to the local authority in order to be allowed to install an antenna would be unreasonable, unless it is a permit fee that is needed to serve safety or historic preservation or a permit is required in the case of installation on a mast greater than 12 feet.
Some assistance may also be available from the direct broadcast satellite company, multichannel multipoint distribution service or television broadcast station whose service is desired.
www.mpeg2-dvb.com /fccdish1.htm   (1641 words)

  
 FCC Fact Sheet on Placement of Antennas
It is recommended that antennas that both receive and transmit signals be installed by professional personnel to maximize effectiveness and minimize the possibility that the antenna will be placed in a location that is likely to expose subscribers or other persons to the transmit signal at close proximity and for an extended period of time.
Further, an individual who wants video programming or fixed wireless services other than what is available through the central antenna should not be unreasonably delayed in obtaining the desired programming or services either through modifications to the central antenna, installation of an additional central antenna, or by using an individual antenna.
Generally, the "proof of service" is a statement indicating that on the same day that your petition was sent to the Commission, you provided a copy of your petition (and any attachments) to the person or entity that is seeking to enforce the antenna restriction.
www.homewirelessweb.com /FCC.htm   (5828 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Multichannel multipoint distribution service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Multichannel multipoint distribution service
Multichannel multipoint distribution service, also known as MMDS or wireless cable, is a wireless telecommunications technology that is just beginning to emerge in the United States and other countries.
MMDS can be used for general-purpose broadband networking or, more commonly, as an alternative method of cable television programming reception.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/mu/Multichannel_multipoint_distribution_service   (135 words)

  
 Wireless optics as a metro-access option   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wireless local-loop services have several attractive attributes, not the least of which is providing much-needed competition to the incumbent local-exchange carriers for broadband last-mile access.
In addition to radio-based multichannel multipoint distribution service and local multipoint distribution service alternatives, which we have discussed previously, one promising option is " fiberless optics.
Service offerings are as yet rare, though equipment-maker TeraBeam also wears a service provider hat by offering metropolitan-area FSO services in Seattle and Denver.
www.networkworld.com /newsletters/wireless/2001/00932501.html   (585 words)

  
 Federal Register Notice
``Wireless'' cable operators, which provide video retransmission in the Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) and the Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS), are eligible for section 111 compulsory licensing for the broadcast signals that they retransmit to their subscribers.
Satellite carriers, however, continue to remain ineligible for the section 111 license and the regulation is revised to notify satellite carriers when they may request a refund of royalties submitted to the Copyright Office under section 111.
Effective July 1, 1994, the local service area of a broadcast station for copyright purposes also includes the area in which the station is entitled to insist upon carriage of its signal by a cable system (i.e.
www.copyright.gov /fedreg/1994/fr30de94.html   (754 words)

  
 FR Doc 04-26830
Rename the ITFS service as the ``Educational Broadband Service'' (EBS), which more accurately describes the kinds of the services that we anticipate will develop in the band.
Adopt service specific rules for BRS and EBS in part 27 of the Commission's Rules, thereby providing a single reference point for these similar services, as opposed to having the rules for these services in three different rule parts.
Permit partitioning and disaggregation of licenses for all services in the band.
a257.g.akamaitech.net /7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-26830.htm   (14886 words)

  
 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It also applies to antennas designed to receive video programming services via multipoint distribution services, including multichannel multipoint distribution services, instructional television fixed services, and local multipoint distribution services that are one meter or less in diameter or diagonal measurement; and antennas designed to receive television broadcast signals.
For the Rule to apply, the antenna must be installed “on property within the exclusive use or control of an antenna user where the user has a direct or indirect ownership in the property” upon which the antenna is to be located.
This action is taken by the Chief, Cable Services Bureau, pursuant to authority delegated by Section 0.321 of the Commission’s rules.
www.needhighspeed.com /Release/TelcomActFAQ.htm   (7781 words)

  
 Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Services ( MMDS, Multipoint Distribution Services, and Microwave Multipoint ...
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Services (MMDS, Multipoint Distribution Services, and Microwave Multipoint Distribution Services) Definition
DEFINITION: Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) is a broadcasting and communications service that operates in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) portion of the radio spectrum between 2.1 and 2.7
MULTICHANNEL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICES DEFINITION (continued): … MMDS, a medium-power transmitter is located with an omindirectional broadcast antenna at or near the highest topographical point in the intended coverage area.
www.bitpipe.com /tlist/Multichannel-Multipoint-Distribution-Services.html   (469 words)

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