Crosby's Blog

The unvarnished words of EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby.  

  • 01/29/2013

    American Time & Signal (ATS) has chosen to confront EWA’s request for clarification regarding the FCC’s decision to permit ATS to license what are fixed location wireless clock installations as mobile stations under a private carrier license granted to ATS.

  • 07/19/2012

    EWA was being a bit too reserved when it stated in November 2011 FCC comments that “the frequency selection process has historically proven to be a rather cumbersome exercise” for those public safety licensees who seek to deploy Vehicular Repeater Service (VRS) units. Rather cumbersome? It’s easier to plan a successful mission to land humans on Pluto and have them return safe and sound.

  • 05/02/2012

    “This action will serve to stabilize the spectral environment while the Commission considers issues surrounding future use of the T-Band.”  This was the statement in the FCC’s announcement that it was imposing a limited suspension of the acceptance and processing of certain applications for Part 22 and 90 systems operating in the 470-512 MHz band.

  • 03/12/2012

    Effective Monday, March 12th, there are now three and only three public safety organizations that have the coveted FCC-certified frequency advisory committee medallion. On February 22nd,  IMSA/IAFC and FCCA announced that they had joined their respective frequency coordination forces under a single organization called the Public Safety Communications Associates (PSCA).

  • 02/28/2012

    For a while there, there just didn’t seem to be a lot of wireless regulatory news to report.

  • 01/26/2012

    I read in the FCC’s releases earlier this week that Shelby County, Alabama was granted  waivers, in one respect a partial waiver, to operate a VHF trunked system that will use both public safety and Industrial/Business frequencies. Good for them.

  • 12/27/2011

    I suspect that many folks this time of year have wish lists.  I do.  Wouldn’t it be nice if the FCC lifted the 900 MHz new Industrial/Business system licensing freeze that hasn’t been necessary for over two years now.

  • 12/02/2011

    There has been a lot of industry concern expressed by those that have been working diligently to comply with the FCC’s narrowbanding mandate, both service providers and licensees alike, about Congressman Rothman’s (D-NJ) bill (H.R.3430) that proposes to extend the narrowbanding mandate by two years.  Does this have any chance? Are you kidding me?

  • 11/15/2011

    EWA had no choice but to file a Second TETRA Clarification Request with the Commission on October 26th as the agency just seems to keep missing critical information in its Orders and, at least in EWA’s view, has provided inconsistent statements on how applicants may best lic

  • 11/03/2011

    The FCC’s Office of Engineering Technology recently announced that the testing of the first TV White Spaces database demonstrated that the database “worked.” Ok, a couple definitions of “worked” include that a certain activity performed a function as intended or operated as expected.