Association Coalition Files Comment on 4.9 GHz Proposals

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2023

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance joined the American Petroleum Institute, Forestry Conservation Communications Association, International Municipal Signal Association, National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Utilities Technology Council filing joint comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nationwide 4.9 GHz management proposals.  The coalition agreed that it was optimal to centralize management in a national Band Manager and to adopt rules that identify current and future licensing of public safety systems in the band. The coalition also recommended rules to promote non-public safety utilization of the band, thereby supporting a more robust equipment marketplace, without compromising public safety’s primary position and investment in the band.