EWA Files Comments Recommending Census Tracts for PALs in 3.5 GHz

On December 28, 2017, EWA filed comments in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding 3.5 GHz rules recommending that the FCC retain census tracts as the Priority Access License (PAL) geographic areas to be auctioned to create greater opportunities for smaller parties. It also supported an increase from a 3- to 5-year license term with the opportunity for a single renewal period. The majority of commenters recommended similar positions while the largest operators are pressing for longer license terms and larger licenses, similar to other wireless auctioned spectrum.  Reply Comments are due on January 29, 2018.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018