Eliminating "Personal-Use" Booster Confusion


In comments filed March 23, 2017, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate the “personal-use” restriction on the operation of all consumer signal boosters. The comments were filed in response to a Public Notice requesting comment on a proposal from Wilson Electronics to eliminate the restriction on wideband consumer signal boosters. In its comments, EWA noted that “the restriction is ambiguous and unnecessary for the prevention of interference,” and that the term “personal use” has created “confusion about what communications may and may not be transmitted using a properly registered consumer signal booster, whether provider-specific or wideband.”

“The term causes confusion in the marketplace, and the restriction is unnecessary in any event as the Network Protection Standard adopted by the FCC appears to have eliminated consumer signal booster interference concerns,” said EWA President Mark Crosby.  

Members of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance include large and small enterprise wireless users, manufacturers of wireless equipment as well as commercial service providers that design and install wireless systems.


About EWA

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance is an FCC-certified frequency advisory committee and leading advocate for business enterprises that rely on wireless communications systems. EWA has 65 years of experience in meeting the needs of business enterprises that rely on wireless communications systems. EWA provides its members and clients with consulting services, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated services. Membership in EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations. EWA is the developer of Cevo®, a powerful online frequency coordination solution, which simplifies the FCC license application process and allows users to select their own frequencies, and is the creator of Cevo Go™, a mobile app that delivers certified frequencies in hours, not days. More information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.