WTA Files Reply Comments in Mapping Proceeding

On October 7, WTA filed reply comments in the Commission’s Digital Opportunity Data Collection proceeding. In the filing, WTA again advocated for a challenge process that should occur before any decisions are made in regards to eligibility for funding. WTA also argued that fixed wireless providers should report their coverage with the highest certainty. Specifically, WTA argued that any fixed wireless reporting model must include clutter data with adequate resolution. The model must also not overstate typical fixed wireless antenna heights as well as ensure there is enough capacity for all considered to be “served” under a model. However, WTA noted that even with better propagation models, fixed wireless service cannot be verified until physically visiting a location. As a result, a challenge process is necessary to verify the data.