For some of the BDC data filers, users must provide a technology code identifying the category of fixed technology that the service provider uses to provide the service.
Fixed Technology Codes
|Description / Examples
|Fixed wireline service using copper wire (e.g., Asymmetric or Symmetric DSL, ethernet over copper, T-1, etc.)
|Coaxial Cable / HFC
|Fixed wireline service using coaxial cable or hybrid fiber-coaxial (e.g., DOCSISx)
|Optical Carrier / Fiber to the Premises
|Fixed wireline service using fiber to the home or business end user, but does not include "fiber to the curb"
|Fixed non-terrestrial wireless service using satellites in geostationary orbit (i.e., Geostationary Earth Orbit)
|Fixed non-terrestrial wireless service using satellites in non-geostationary orbit (i.e., Low Earth Orbit or Medium Earth Orbit)
|Unlicensed Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
|Fixed terrestrial wireless service using entirely unlicensed spectrum, including services provided over WiFi as a fixed solution
|Licensed Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
Fixed terrestrial wireless service using entirely licensed spectrum (including priority access licenses in the 3.5 GHz band) or a hybrid of licensed, unlicensed, and licensed-by-rule spectrum to make last-mile connections to fixed locations. This includes service provided over a 4G LTE or 5G-NR mobile network but sold as a fixed solution. Providers that use licensed microwave spectrum for backhaul but otherwise use unlicensed or licensed-by-rule spectrum for last-mile connections to end users may not use this technology code.
|Licensed-by-Rule Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
Fixed terrestrial wireless services using entirely licensed-by-rule spectrum or a hybrid of licensed-by-rule and unlicensed spectrum to make last-mile connections to fixed locations. Licensed-by-rule spectrum users include operators providing last-mile connections through general authorized access (GAA) in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.
|Fixed service using any other technology not otherwise detailed for another code.