Media & Events

As 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, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance is dedicated to delivering to its members news, information and events that can support their businesses. 

  • Through the Wireless Leadership Summit, EWA creates opportunities for members to work together to define the future of the industry. 
  • In publications like the Enterprise Wireless Insider and Wireless Works, EWA provides information and insights that can help keep members' businesses on track.

In addition, EWA offers opportunities to the media to tell stories about the use of wireless communications in businesses across the United States. Please see EWA's Press Kit to learn more.

To learn more about the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, please see the 2016 Annual Report.


Recent News


Last April, I wrote an editorial discussing the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act that had been introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) that would require both the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build an inventory of radio spectrum bands that they respectfully manage.  While no specific objective of the legislation was provided in the bill, it was apparent then and now that the primary strategy is to identify spectrum that would be available for broadband uses. At the time, I did not believe that this legislation had any hope of passing.  Was I ever wrong!  Not only does this legislation have significant traction, a House version of this legislation containing much needed clarity received bipartisan support and was unanimously voted out of the House Communications Subcommittee last week.


In comments filed with the FCC this week, EWA applauded the forthcoming May 25th auction of 7,752 VHF and UHF licenses that were previously unsold or later recovered. EWA noted that access to this available spectrum can be quite beneficial for a segment of the wireless industry that generally doesn’t do quite as well in more substantial auctions where national commercial carriers are better equipped to participate financially. 


The FCC issued a reduced $250 fine to Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN) for willfully violating Section 73.3539 of the Commission’s rules by failing to timely file a license renewal application, despite continued operation of station K217EY. BBN asked for forgiveness explaining that “inadvertently, the application for renewal of the station was omitted from the application from the KYFO-FM application [and that] it was unintentional.”


The FCC issued a $13,000 fine to Verizon Wireless citing repeated violations of Commission Rules 17.4(a) and 17.21(a) relating to the registration, painting and lighting of one of their towers in Hartwell, Georgia. The tower is over 200 feet in height and was constructed in 2004. 


In making a request to enter the 800/900 MHz Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) frequency coordination business, the American Automobile Association (AAA) states they are “qualified” and meet the criteria to do so, and further suggest that Industrial/Business systems below 512 MHz are similar to such systems above 800 MHz. 


The FCC has postponed until July 26th, licensing of nationwide first-come, first-served, digital only licensing applications for low power television (LPTV) and TV translator stations.