EWA Responds to License Renewal Proceeding

More than seven years after initiating the proceeding, the FCC has made uniform the rules governing license renewal and discontinuance of operation for all Wireless Radio Services (WRS). On October 2, EWA submitted two separate filings on the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) announcing the new rules. EWA voiced disagreement with “the FCC’s decision to exempt public safety licensees from the revised renewal procedures as doing so makes unclear exactly what a public safety licensee is representing to the FCC when filing a renewal application.” In addition, EWA recommends an exemption from any renewal construction obligations for licenses awarded in blocks of one megahertz or less as well as for those licenses used for private, internal communications.

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