EWA to File Comments on 4.9 GHz

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) will file comments in response to the Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in which the Federal Communications Commission adopted proposes to maintain primary public-safety use of the spectrum while requesting comment on “alternatives to stimulate the expanded use of and investment in the band.” In the NPRM, the Commission specifically asks about expanding eligibility to entities, such as critical information infrastructure (CII), as well as about leasing, spectrum-sharing approaches, alternative uses, and coordination procedures. 

In April, EWA met with staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, at their invitation, to discuss this proceeding. In that meeting, EWA noted the private enterprise need for licensed broadband and emphasized that expanding eligibility for this spectrum would promote equipment development and economies of scale for all users. Reply Comments are due August 6. (WP 07-100)

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