EWA Files Reply Comments on T-Band NPRM

EWA has filed Reply Comments with the Federal Communications Commission in response to the T-Band mandate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The comments note there is no evidence supporting the possibility of a successful auction under the established terms, and an auction is not expected to generate revenues sufficient to fund public safety relocation costs. Further, there is no assurance that successful bidders will be able to assume the costs of clearing the spectrum for productive use by buying or relocating I/B licensees. The record also indicates that there is inadequate spectrum to which PS systems could be moved, and the only realistic possibility for Industrial/Business systems is to consolidate them into a contiguous portion of a T-Band channel(s) in each market.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020