Fixed Technology Codes

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

Code Name Description / Examples
10 Copper Wire Fixed wireline service using copper wire (e.g., Asymmetric or Symmetric DSL, ethernet over copper, T-1, etc.)
40 Coaxial Cable / HFC Fixed wireline service using coaxial cable or hybrid fiber-coaxial (e.g., DOCSISx)
50 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"
60 Geostationary Satellite Fixed non-terrestrial wireless service using satellites in geostationary orbit (i.e., Geostationary Earth Orbit)
61 Non-geostationary Satellite Fixed non-terrestrial wireless service using satellites in non-geostationary orbit (i.e., Low Earth Orbit or Medium Earth Orbit)
70 Unlicensed Terrestrial Fixed Wireless Fixed terrestrial wireless service using entirely unlicensed spectrum, including services provided over WiFi as a fixed solution 
71 Licensed Terrestrial Fixed Wireless Fixed terrestrial wireless service using entirely licensed spectrum or using a hybrid of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, including services provided over a 4G LTE or 5G-NR mobile network but sold as a fixed solution; services using the CBRS band / 3.5 GHz spectrum (whether licensed, licensed-by-rule, or a combination thereof); or services using licensed microwave, etc.
0 Other Fixed service using any other technology not otherwise detailed for another code

 

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