Crosby's Blog

The unvarnished words of EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby.  

  • 06/29/2021

    Nine years ago, the FCC froze the T-Band, shut down most application processing, and walked away pending further instructions.  They froze the band as a result of the Congressional T-Band Mandate that was supposed to support a successful auction at some future date.  Despite EWA’s best efforts, incumbents took it on the chin as they could modify their systems in only the most limited of ways. 

  • 06/08/2021

    by F. H. "Rick" Smith

    Note: Mr. Smith, recently retired from Chevron, is an honorary member of the EWA Board of Directors and is a past Board Chairman.


  • 03/03/2021

    They are at it again, or perhaps they never stopped, but Federal Licensing, Inc.’s Publication Division is  warning licensees that a “financial penalty (fine)” may be assessed by the FCC if radio systems are not operated in accordance with the FCC’s rules.

  • 11/24/2020

    The T-Band Mandate hit the proverbial ice burg at launch. The deal to trade 6 to 18 MHz of 470-512 MHz spectrum, the amount dependent upon which of the eleven urban areas one is reviewing, in exchange for 10 MHz of spectrum available nationwide, plus billions of dollars to develop a national interoperable public safety network (now FirstNet) was doomed.

  • 10/22/2020

    Not everyone was in favor of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) transitioning entirely to an all-electronic means of communication with its licensees.  EWA’s view was that it was time to do so, after all we are well into the 21st century.

  • 01/13/2020

    Dear Members… The letter certainly wants to look official, but as we have alerted you in the past, “Federal License Management” is not affiliated in any manner with the Federal Government, and most certainly, has nothing to do with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • 08/29/2019

    We have been informed on more than one occasion that our FCC-certified frequency advisory committee (FAC) activities make EWA “an agent” of the FCC.

  • 08/20/2019

    With good intentions to gather critical information about the current prospects for T-Band application processing, Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) scheduled a meeting with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) representatives for later this week. The FCC then cancelled the meeting with the explanation that they currently have other priorities on which to focus. 

  • 03/19/2019

    As one of EWA’s members stated this morning, “that didn’t take long” after receiving a solicitation from a brokerage and consulting firm offering a complimentary telephone consultation regarding the FCC’s 900 MHz NPRM and “pdvWireless activity.” Indeed the ink isn’t even yet dry on the final NPRM which now awaits publishing in the Federal Register which will provide the dates on which comments

  • 03/18/2019

    As a 470-512 MHz (T-Band) licensee or an organization that provides services and/or access to T-Band systems, you are familiar with the fact that the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (Act), passed by Congress in 2012, mandates the repurposing of this critical spectrum for consumer-based uses following a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction.