Eliminating "Personal-Use" Booster Confusion

03/23/2017

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 the leading national association for business enterprise wireless users and the manufacturers, resellers and communication sales and service providers that serve the land mobile radio industry. An FCC-certified frequency advisory committee, EWA provides consulting services, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to the business/industrial and public safety communities. Membership in EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations. EWA is the creator of Cevo®, a powerful frequency coordination portal, which simplifies the FCC license application process and allows users to select their own frequencies. Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.