Pai Announces 900 MHz NPRM

In a blog post, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that at the FCC meeting scheduled for March 15, he will propose “to make a segment of the 900 MHz band available for broadband.” In addition, Pai proposes, among other potential approaches, a “market-driven, voluntary exchange process that would allow existing licensees to agree on a plan for relocating incumbents and transitioning the band.”

On this announcement, Mark Crosby made the following statement:

“We are very pleased that the FCC has taken the next step toward creating a viable broadband opportunity for private enterprise users, and EWA members.  We look forward to working with the Commission in finalizing rules for this band, given the opportunity to develop broadband capabilities that serve the unique requirements of business enterprises. ”

Once the Commission officially adopts this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) during its March meeting, comment dates will be identified and, further information about the various proposals will be distributed to the membership.  

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