In August, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes an opportunity for Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) and public safety incumbent 800 MHz licensees to have priority access for a limited time period to 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) B/ILT channels – or at least whatever EB B/ILT channels are still a
Industry Views Revealed: 800 MHz System Coverage/Capacity Expansion PotentialSeptember 21, 2021
Revisit Sprint-Vacated Access PolicySeptember 21, 2021
Isn’t it time to review the three-year public safety priority access to Sprint-vacated 800 MHz spectrum, followed by yet another two-year priority access period that adds CII entities to the mix? It has been more than twelve long years since this spectrum segregation policy was first adopted, and its basis, 800 MHz rebanding, is now virtually complete.
Failure to CommunicateSeptember 21, 2021
Sometimes the magic works, sometimes the magic fails miserably.
We had to ask …September 21, 2021
It is always wise only ask those questions where you have a good idea what the answer will be. In the case of asking for FCC clarification regarding to what extent frequency advisory committees are to consider non-compliant wideband licenses in the 150-470 MHz band during spectrum analyses, perhaps we should have left well enough alone.
Want to know more about EWA's role with MBAN?September 21, 2021
Donny Jackson with Urgent Communications called me earlier this week, which prompted a conversation about the FCC’s recent designation of EWA as the frequency coordinator for Medical Body Area Networks. Issues included EWA’s responsibilities to AFTRCC, health care facilities and the FCC.
EWA's Advocacy Report Tells the StorySeptember 21, 2021
Last week, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) convened its annual Membership and Board of Directors meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
Crosby to FCC - They’re All Consumer Issues!September 21, 2021
For the record, if I were to drink Kool-Aid, I would prefer orange.
Missing the Boat?September 21, 2021
EWA will be filing Reply Comments on June 11 in the EB/GB 800 MHz proceeding in which the LMCC has asked the FCC to provide a six-month period for incumbents in a market to request those channels prior to accepting applications from new entrants. Virtually all of the Comments in opposition were filed by individuals and organizations that selected their positions from a Chinese-restaurant like
Not for the Faint of HeartSeptember 21, 2021
The last time I broached the subject of the pain and suffering that one must endure to secure approval from Industry Canada (IC) as a precondition to receive a 150-470 MHz license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—whether Industrial/Business (I/B) or Public Safety (PS)—the few friends I had in Canada at the time called me saying that I was out of line.
We Want Yours and OursSeptember 21, 2021
EWA has for the third time (letter to the FCC)responded to the continued efforts of Weld County, Colorado, who is being egged on by APCO, to secure FCC approval to use 800 MHz Industrial/Business (I/B) channels in lieu of using available Sprint-vacated channels that are actual