Crosby's Blog

Read the unvarnished words of EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby in "Crosby's Blog." 

  • 01/15/2018

    For some 10 years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had granted OTZ Telecommunications numerous extensions of its deadline for construction to bring cellular service to Ambler, Alaska, located in the Northwest Arctic Borough.

  • 12/12/2017

    Many of our wireless sales and service member organizations are lamenting the fact that manufacturers from Asia are selling radio devices that are not only exceedingly inexpensive, but come equipped with instructions on how to tune the portable radios to potentially hundreds of channels ranging from 136-174 MHz and 400-512 MHz without regard to eligibility requirements.  EWA’s research reveals

  • 11/13/2017

    This is an updated version of our earlier article covering the shenanigans of Federal Licensing, Inc. (“Federal Licensing”), and continues to serve as a warning to you and your customers who may receive this outfit’s "I’m here to save you" solicitations. 

  • 11/07/2017

    Well, let it be officially noted that I was unequivocally in error drawing the conclusion in earlier blogs this year that Federal License Management, LLC is an alias created by Federal Licensing, Inc.

  • 10/19/2017

    We get it. The Pai Commission does not like determining spectrum policy through waivers.

  • 09/12/2017

    Before we get to this week’s news highlights (in EWA's member newsletter The Insider), I’m compelled to comment in response to the FCC’s back-to-back denials of waiver requests (see related stories below) from business enterprises that sought permission to use spectrum capacity that, while admittedly assigned for eligible classes of users other than EWA’s two applicants at the moment, is

  • 06/05/2017

    Washington County, Oregon, with a population of 563,000, is currently licensed for over seventy (!) 800 MHz channels, but apparently the seventy plus channels provide insufficient spectrum capacity despite advances in system design and the application of digital technologies.

  • 04/28/2017

    For the record, while Federal Licensing, Inc. may have a “Renewal/Modification Division,” the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not. We repeat – the FCC does not have a “Renewal/Modification Division.” We bring this to our member’s attention as another in a series of Federal Licensing, Inc.

  • 04/05/2017

    Many suspecting licensees, along with their wireless service providers, are contacting EWA asking “are these guys for real” after receiving misleading communications from “Federal Licensing, Inc.

  • 03/09/2017

    This past week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly asked whether certain information collection mandates by the FCC are “truly justified,” noting that certain rules stay in place past any useful purpose, while the burden can accumulate unnoticed for segments of the industry.  What an incredible observation and call for action, which has EWA’s total support.