Enterprise Wireless Insider

Sent to members only, the Enterprise Wireless Insider delivers the latest about EWA's regulatory and advocacy efforts and wireless industry news. Read the Insider to know what's happening at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill that could affect your business. See below for the most recent articles.

02/18/2020

In early 2019, Alton Ellis, operations manager for BearCom in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, began dealing with interference resulting from the repacking of Channel 14 in Tulsa. Recently, he recounted the experience for EWA:

02/18/2020

In the Public Notice announcing the certification of Federated Wireless, Google and others as Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators, the FCC reminded grandfathered licensees in the 3.65-3.7 band that their protection ends on the later of April 17, 2020, or the end of their license term, after which they must comply with the general authorized access (GAA) rules and contact an SAS Administrator to discuss integrating their o

02/18/2020

After a productive meeting on January 29, the Business/Industrial Land Transportation frequency coordinators have prepared and are implementing communication protocols that will enhance the working relationship between the coordinators and the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) – with a goal of reducing application return notices. Those protocols include regular meetings with WTB, advance notice of changes in licensing policies, and mechanisms other than application returns to correct simple issues.

02/18/2020

By Public Notice on February 5, the WTB asked for comment for a waiver request from the company providing security, maintenance, and other services at the new stadium where the now Las Vegas Raiders are scheduled to begin playing in the Fall of 2020. The applicant has requested three Guard Band channels to add to its existing two 800 MHz channels. Because Las Vegas is within the buffer zone beyond the Mexican Border Region, this spectrum is not yet available.

02/18/2020

On February 7, the WTB denied a waiver request from License Acquisitions, LLC (LA) to reinstate enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio (ESMR) licenses the company had let lapse. In its denial, the FCC stated that LA’s failure to timely file renewals “because of administrative oversight and an unwillingness to work within the existing rules and procedures does not justify waiver of the Commission’s rules.” EWA had previously opposed the waiver request when it was submitted by LA.

 

02/18/2020

Notice of Violation

The Enforcement Bureau has issued a Notice of Violation against Townsquare Media Pittsfield License, LLC of Pittsfield, Massachusetts for operating AM Station WUPE “well past the average monthly local sunset time” on three days in late November and early December. This Notice does not preclude the EB from further action, if warranted.

02/18/2020

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02/18/2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for consideration at the February FCC meeting in which it proposes to increase the power and antenna height for fixed white-space devices.

02/07/2020

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and other business/industrial land transportation (B/ILT) frequency coordinators  (FACs) met last week with representatives of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss a more collaborative effort to reduce application return notices, which have increased of late. Positive outcomes included an agreement to share information which should limit policy misunderstandings, enhance application accuracy, and accelerate processing times benefitting license applicants.

02/07/2020

Coming to the Great Lakes MSS Association Spring Meeting in St. Pete Beach February 6-8, 2020? Don’t miss two opportunities to hear Mark Crosby discuss the following subjects:

  • February 6 — Mark will provide an update on the status of the Congressional mandate to repurpose T-Band, introduce details associated with  the 900 MHz relocation incentive program limited exclusively to EWA members; and
  • February 7 — EWA will update the audience on a variety of spectrum and licensing developments.