APCO – “EWA Wasting our Limited Resources”

On June 23, 2017, the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International responded to EWA’s earlier comments that suggested Washington County, Oregon, and its coordinator, APCO, had not quite met the necessary requirements to secure the right to use Business/Industrial channels in lieu of several other reasonable spectrum alternatives. The County complained that the alternative channels identified by EWA would increase combiner costs in a system that supposedly will cost $135 million. Without attribution, APCO claimed that the FCC “is not ordinarily inclined” to grant Sprint-vacated early access waivers, and incredibly, suggested that EWA’s efforts for fair play were wasting their limited resources.  (File No. 0007375570)  

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