In Defense of T-Band

We are sure that the industry’s message to the FCC was near unanimous, namely, that T-Band is an incredible spectrum resource that is used extensively by both public safety and non-public safety entities, and that the legislation instructing the FCC to take away public safety’s T-Band use is an incredibly flawed telecom policy. There will never be enough money to subsidize the relocation of incumbent operations, and there will not be sufficient comparable spectrum to house T-Band refugees.  Everyone recognizes that the FCC is not accountable for this spectrum debacle and is just following orders. But the FCC is absolutely accountable for the implementation and timing of the T-Band application freeze that has created incredible economic hardship on incumbent licensees, customers that are served by local commercial carriers and the public that benefits from the communications systems deployed within the affected eleven markets.