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The Rose Tree Fire Company No. 1 probably would not have had to wait five years for a waiver of the T-Band freeze to increase its antenna height from 19 to 47 meters if it had asked the FCC for a status update at some earlier point. The waiver was granted without issue, as it should have been, although the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau did condition it on capping the licensee’s future relocation expense reimbursement at the cost it would have incurred for replicating its pre-modification coverage. Since American Tower Corporation provided the antennas, materials, feed lines and labor to the fire company at no cost, it is unclear what costs would be involved other than the expenses of preparing the waiver request and the frequency coordination fee. 

 

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