Crosby's Blog

The unvarnished words of EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby.  

  • 01/18/2016

    It is always wise only ask those questions where you have a good idea what the answer will be. In the case of asking for FCC clarification regarding to what extent frequency advisory committees are to consider non-compliant wideband licenses in the 150-470 MHz band during spectrum analyses, perhaps we should have left well enough alone.

  • 11/12/2015

    Donny Jackson with Urgent Communications called me earlier this week, which prompted a conversation about the FCC’s recent designation of EWA as the frequency coordinator for Medical Body Area Networks. Issues included EWA’s responsibilities to AFTRCC, health care facilities and the FCC.

  • 10/14/2015

    Last week, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) convened its annual Membership and Board of Directors meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 05/08/2015

    For the record, if I were to drink Kool-Aid, I would prefer orange.  The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to consolidate its Enforcement Bureau to improve its efficiency and responsiveness is experiencing some friendly fire and some not so friendly fire.  Is it deserved? Maybe, maybe not.  But upon further reflection, let’s face it: under the Bureau’s prior organizational management structure, response expectations were low. 

  • 04/21/2015

    Recently, EWA’s quarterly e-magazine Wireless Connections came out. I want to share with you my piece, which takes the FCC to task for its decision to restructure the Enforcement Bureau. Read More

  • 02/24/2015

    Good for them. Now that the FCC has granted the County’s waiver to use 8 Industrial/Business VHF frequencies to go along with the 20 or so VHF channels they already had, some of which are held in reserve for legacy systems or as backup in case the new P25-based system doesn’t work out for them as expected given coverage challenges, Flathead County, Montana must be the safest county in North America. New York City should be so lucky to have such spectrum assets at its disposal.

  • 01/22/2015

    On January 12, the LMCC requested the FCC to extend the “Pre-coordination” and “FCC Application” filing deadlines by 120 days for Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum in NPSPAC regions where the 800 MHz band Reconfiguration process rebanding has been completed.

  • 09/15/2014

    Unfortunately, it appears that the public safety coordinators aren’t particularly interested in responding with any degree of clarity to the B/ILT frequency advisory committees (FACs) suggestion that it is necessary to identify processes and standards that would trigger a public safety applicant’s ability to access B/ILT frequencies.

  • 08/25/2014

    The Public Safety Communications Council (PSCC) recently provided a rather vague response to Business/Industrial frequency advisory committee inquiries regarding how and under what circumstances public safety coordinators will seek Industrial/Business frequencies for public safety entities under certain circumstances.

  • 07/23/2014

    Let’s look at a spectrum issue that demonstrates the American values of fairness and competition at their best, and at their worst.  And, if you use or sell wireless devices, how this spectrum issue plays out is definitely going to affect you.