Yet another approach is to combine satellite and ground-based wireless services together. This hybrid type of offering, which the FCC is currently contemplating for approval, would jumpstart next-generation connectivity for mission-critical industries by pooling existing resources and deploying them in ways that are far more advanced and forward-thinking than what currently exists. Rather than just focusing on consumer connectivity, these types of licensed services could power truly revolutionary technologies, bringing innovation to traditional industries, which would redound to average consumers. And this is more than theoretical: There are companies ready to begin deployment if and when the FCC approves their applications.
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