Good News — Washington County Update

Without any fanfare or notice to EWA (which would have been a nice professional touch), the FCC granted the County’s substantial application for 800 MHz spectrum capacity. EWA had earlier filed an opposition to the County’s waiver request to use Business/Industrial 800 Mhz channels given the availability of alternative spectrum resources available only to public safety entities. Upon closer review, the County had evidently withdrawn its request to use B/ILT channels, and instead, chose to use Sprint-vacated channels that were always available to fulfill the County’s appetite for spectrum.  This was never a win or lose proposition to EWA, but simply a request for reasonableness on the part of the public safety community and the FCC. 

 

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