Public Safety T-Band Waiver Denied

In an Order released July 24, the FCC denied an application and request for waiver from the County of Union, New Jersey. The County had sought a waiver to operate in the TV Channel 19 band at a location further than 80 kilometers from the center of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Union sought this added capacity because it plans to control dispatch operations of call sign WPIG291, assigned to the Borough of Roselle, New Jersey. In addition, Union sought to add mobile units to an existing license and sought a waiver of the T-Band freeze in order to acquire a new license in that band. The FCC denied the waiver for a number of reasons, including that Union cited incorrect rule sections in its request and that Roselle has not given concurrence to the proposed control station arrangement.  


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