EWA Files Comments on Proposal to Realign the 900 MHz Band

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance filed comments in response to the 900 MHz realignment proposal that is now the subject of a Federal Communications Commission Notice of Inquiry, in which the FCC has requested comment to ensure that the 900 MHz Band is put to its “best and highest use for the American public.” EWA and pdvWireless, which filed Joint Comments in the proceeding, believe that the proposed realignment will allow Private Enterprise (PE), including Critical Infrastructure Industry (CII), entities optimal flexibility by preserving spectrum for continued narrowband use while creating an opportunity for private carrier broadband networks. Except as specifically noted within these comments, the Alliance fully endorses the positions set out in the Joint Comments. EWA is firmly convinced that many of its members and other private land mobile radio (PLMR) entities must have access to broadband capability that meets their specialized requirements, whether for coverage, reliability, security, or other factors. Commercial broadband networks provide exceptional service for the consumer marketplace, but they do not always conform to the more demanding criteria of PE users.  

Monday, October 9, 2017