6 GHz Coalition Opposes Extreme Networks Waiver Request

Publication Date: 
September 8, 2023

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance with APCO International, Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Utilities Technology Council (collectively, the 6 GHz Coalition) filed comments strongly opposing a waiver request filed by Extreme Networks seeking relief from one of the essential interference protection measures adopted in that proceeding. The showing does not demonstrate the good cause required for waiver relief under FCC Rule Section 1.3. Extreme has not shown that its proposed abandonment of one of the only criteria adopted to ensure that low-power indoor Access Points actually remain indoors is necessary, arises in such an unusual situation that deviation from the rules is appropriate, or even that it would better serve the public interest than enforcement of the current requirements.  The 6 GHz Coalition, which represent incumbents in the band, endorse the Opposition to the waiver request filed by AT&T Services, Inc. and urge the Federal Communications Commission to deny the request promptly.