MVDDS - Computer Definition
(Multi-channel Video Distribution and Data Service) A licensed part of the spectrum for delivering digital video and/or downstream Internet service. Located within the DBS band of 12.2-12.7 GHz, the FCC concluded the auction of 192 licenses in this spectrum in early 2004. The data aspect of this wireless service provides a high-speed downstream (Internet to user) capability while still requiring a dial-up connection for upstream traffic. MVDDS is designed to reach homes in areas that do not have cable and DSL service.