The nation-wide launch of 5G involves more than just cell phone providers. Due to new FCC regulations, including the partial sale of the RF spectrum, 5G is affecting every cable provider in the United States. The government allowed the sale of the RF spectrum to cell phone providers, which has forced cable television networks, local television networks, and cable television providers to buy new equipment and transition services. In fact, there has been a lawsuit filed by numerous cable operators against these new regulations.
These new regulations include:
Though the cost of the new gear and equipment is covered by the FCC rulings, our time and interruption of services are not. These transitions began in early 2020 and may continue until 2023.
Most of this work cannot be scheduled for late night and must be done during normal operations hours. Some channels will be affected during these transitions and Cable Co-op will do all they can to keep the disruption to a minimum. However, we cannot predict issues that may arise from this transition.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will do our best to minimize issues.https://news.bloomberglaw.com/tech-and-telecom-law/fcc-plan-for-5g-spectrum-meets-new-hurdle-in-cable-lawsuit-1
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Alert: Network Maintenance
Date: 3/24/2021 12:00AM (-5GMT) 3/24/2021 05:00AM (-5GMT)
Reason for Work: Network Maintenance Scope of work: Everstream will be performing maintenance to replace a faulty FPC1 card in Akron, OH. The expected downtime is 30 minutes, however the entire maintenance window is reserved for this work