IIot Coalition Seeks Expanded Eligibility for Private Enterprise

In March, the FCC proposed new rules regarding the partitioning, disaggregation and leasing of spectrum. The legislation directs the FCC to investigate whether changes in those rules would “increase availability of advanced telecommunications services in rural areas and spectrum access by small carriers.” While the Act and the proposed rules limit the inquiry to common carriers, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) questioned whether the FCC should consider applying any rule changes to “an expanded class of licensees beyond those Congress requires us to consider.” The IIoT Coalition intends to submit an ex parte filing urging the FCC to expand eligibility under whatever rules are adopted to include private enterprise entities. EWA and other members are working with the Coalition to provide specific use case examples of why these entities need greater access to spectrum and how they would use it.  

 

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