Amazon Files with the FCC to Test Wireless Communications in Washington State

Posted by at 11:21 am on January 17, 2017

Amazon hopes to experiment with wireless communications technology in Washington state, perr FCC filing.

The firm has asked the Federal Communications Commission permission to test undisclosed prototypes and software for five months per a report from PC Magazine

Details are few. the testing focuses on a new type of wireless tech or service that “support innovative communications capabilities and functionalities,” the FCC filing said.

Amazon proposed that a limited number of low-power, temporary fixed-based transmitters and associated mobile units be operated at and around its 7th Avenue headquarters early next year; additional testing would be conducted near the organization’s facility in Kennewick, Wash. Temporary base stations will transmit an average of five minutes per hour, per day, per week.

Granting the requested experimental license “is in the public interest, convenience, and necessity,” Amazon argued in its filing.

 

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