Eliminating “Personal-Use” Booster Confusion

On March 23, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) filed comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate the “personal-use” restriction on the operation of all consumer signal boosters. The comments were filed in response to a Public Notice requesting comment on a proposal from Wilson Electronics to eliminate the restriction on wideband consumer signal boosters. In its comments, EWA noted that “the restriction is ambiguous and unnecessary for the prevention of interference,” and that the term “personal use” has created “confusion about what communications may and may not be transmitted using a properly registered consumer signal booster, whether provider-specific or wideband.” Assuming the FCC wishes to proceed after receiving these and other comments, the next step will be the release of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which will delay the desired outcome.

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