Spectrum Access by Small and Rural Carriers

The IIoT Coalition had productive meetings recently with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and with staff of Chairman Pai during which it described private-enterprise use cases that required access to broader bandwidth and more flexible spectrum. It encouraged the FCC to expand eligibility under whatever leasing/partitioning/disaggregation rules are adopted for rural and small carriers in response to the MOBILE NOW Act to also include these entities. It also urged the adoption of build-out requirements for private entities that are more consistent with their operational requirements. The FCC was responsive to arguments about clearing out regulatory underbrush and greater flexibility. The Coalition will schedule meetings with Commissioners and with WTB early next year.

 

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