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Joint Notice: Coordination Procedures in the 1695–1710 MHz and 1755–1780 MHz Bands
Date: 
September 17, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and NTIA issue this joint public notice to provide information about Federal/non-Federal coordination in the AWS–3 bands in which Federal incumbents have spectrum assignments. We jointly refine certain AWS–3 Protection Zones, reducing them from nationwide scope to more specific geographic areas. We provide information and guidance on the overall coordination process, as contemplated by the AWS–3 R&O, including informal pre-coordination discussions and the formal process of submitting coordination requests and receiving results from relevant agencies. Also, we provide refined Protection Zones for AWS–3 licenses for which proximity to certain Federal satellite uplink stations could potentially cause harmful interference into AWS–3 licensee base stations along with a streamlined option for satisfying this coordination requirement.

Rural Associations File Reply Comments to FCC’s April FNPRM
Today, NECA, WTA, NTCA, ERTA and 11 state telecom associations filed reply comments in response to the FCC’s April Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on USF reform. The reply comments show that a review of the comments filed in the first round confirms “that the simplest and most straightforward way the Commission can accomplish its goals in […]

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