Advocacy

Given the broad array of regulatory and spectrum allocation policy matters that come before EWA and its membership, it is critical that the Alliance engage primarily in proceedings that impact the majority of its members. This is especially the case given that EWA’s membership base includes not only wireless system licensees, but also manufacturers, vendors and communication service providers whose interests do not always align.  EWA therefore follows well-defined advocacy determination procedures that require two-thirds approval by EWA’s Board of Directors before new advocacy efforts may be pursued. Members are always welcome to share their recommendations and comments on EWA advocacy initiatives, and are encouraged to attend EWA’s bi-weekly Regulatory Teleconference Forums where Elizabeth Sachs, Esq., Regulatory Counsel, and Mark Crosby, President, discuss national telecommunication policy matters and answer member questions.

The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) follows similar advocacy determination procedures, but simple majority approval by the membership, and with no more than one fourth of the membership voting in opposition, is sufficient to initiate an LMCC advocacy effort.  In many instances, EWA prefers to pursue advocacy initiatives through the LMCC as consensus within the industry is viewed favorably by the FCC. 

Filing Date Source
12/06/2021 FCC Announces Decommissioning of Fee Filer EWA
12/01/2021 EWA Files Comments on 4.9 GHz Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking EWA
09/24/2021 EWA Files Comments in Support of AURA Networks Petition for Rulemaking EWA
08/30/2021 EWA Files in Support of NPSTC Recommendations EWA
08/05/2021 EWA Files in Response to Augusta Richmond County Waiver Request
07/30/2021 EWA Seeks Release of 800 MHz Interstitial Bandwidth Channels EWA
06/28/2021 EWA Files in Opposition to KRMZ Request for CH 20 in Los Angeles EWA
06/01/2021 EWA Files Ex Parte on 4.9 GHz EWA
03/15/2021 EWA Joins Group Suggesting 3.45 GHz Auction Framework EWA
03/15/2021 EWA Files Ex Parte on 800 MHz Freeze in Mexican Border Region EWA
03/15/2021 EWA Supports Virginia State Police Waiver Request EWA
03/05/2021 EWA Files Comments in Support of Illinois America Water Company Waiver Request EWA
01/13/2021 EWA Files Comments on 4.9 GHz Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking EWA
12/28/2020 EWA Files Request to Lift T-Band Freeze EWA
11/17/2020 EWA Files Comments on Proposed Filing Fee Changes EWA

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