FCC INFORMATION

Introduction

 

This section provides links to the FCC, the Wireless Telecommunications  Bureau, FCC Filings, FCC Notices, FCC Rulings and other mission critical information about EBS and other broadband and broadcast areas.

 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

 

Visit the FCC web site to find out about regulatory information that affects our activities as EBS Licensees. Included in the FCC posting are recent speeches by the Commissioners. Go to Bureaus and Offices and click on Wireless Telecommunications to get to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Home page.

 

 FCC Wireless Telecomm. Bureau (WTB)

 

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) handles all FCC domestic wireless telecommunications programs and policies, except those involving satellite and public safety communications or broadcasting, including licensing, enforcement, and regulatory functions. Wireless communications services include cellular telephone, paging, personal communications services, and other commercial and private radio services. The Bureau also is responsible for implementing the competitive bidding authority for spectrum auctions, given to the Commission by the 1993 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

 

The Educational Broadband Service (EBS)

 

The FCC's recent revamping of the EBS spectrum will now make it possible for EBS users to continue their instructional services utilizing low-power broadband systems while also providing students with high-speed internet access. Go to this web site to learn more about

 

  FCC Filings

 

Filings Made with the FCC

 

The EBS/ITFS Related Filings listed in this section provide information about actions taken to provide the FCC with information that impacts EBS/ITFS licenses, licensees, and use of EBS/ITFS Spectrum.

 

FCC Notices

 

                   Notices Issued by the FCC


These Notices give EBS/ITFS Licensees advance notice of propos- ed rule changes/making related to use, application, etc. of the EBS/ITFS Spectrum.

 

FCC Rulings

 

                  EBS Rulings Made by the FCC

 

Provides information about the rulings made by the FCC regarding revisions to  rules governing the use, licensing, etc. of  EBS spectrum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Login
click here
Contact Us


Board Members

 Executive Director

  NEBSA Counsel

  Officers


National EBS Association
PO Box 121475
Clermont, FL 34712-1475


Ofc:  407 401-4630
Fax: 321 406-0520

E-mail:  admin@nebsa.org

E-Mail:   info@nebsa.org

E-mail: webmaster@mebsa.org


Information

Join Now

Renew Now

NEBSA Blogs &
List Servers What Do We Do?

And How We Do It
 
We hold Conventions
on EBS  related  activities/
subjects/topics

 We offer
Professional Development
 Opportunities/Seminars

We provide ways to influence  National  EBS policy & rules

We develop
   official positions and help
guide best practices


We help you to
get (and stay) involved


We help you Network

Annual Conventions

Blogs/Discussion Boards

E-mail List Serves

We Keep You Informed

NEBSA Events


E-mail List Serves






































Additional
 Information

 EBS Licensing

 

 EBS Band Plan

 

EBS Operations

 

 EBS Spectrum Leasing

 

EBS licensees are permitted to lease their excess capacity spectrum, subject to the rules adopted in the Secondary Markets Report and Order.

 

In the Secondary Markets Report and Order, the Commission took important first steps to facilitate significantly broader access to valuable spectrum resources by enabling a wide array of facilities-based providers of broadband and other communications services to enter into spectrum leasing arrangements with Wireless Radio Service licensees.

 

These flexible policies continue our evolution toward greater reliance on the marketplace to expand the scope of available wireless services and devices, leading to more efficient and dynamic use of the important spectrum resource to the ultimate benefit of consumers throughout the country.

 

           EBS Transition Plan  

 

The transition plan creates a process for relocating Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licensees and Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licensees from their current channel locations to their new spectrum blocks in the Lower Band Segment (LBS), Middle band Segment (MBS), or Upper Band Segment (UBS). The transition occurs by Major Economic Area (MEA) and is undertaken by a proponent or multiple proponents. A proponent(s) must pay the cost of transitioning EBS licensees. The transition occurs in the following three phases: the Initiation Phase, the Transition Planning Phase, and the Transition Completion Phase.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: See FCC's April 2006 decision in the BRS/EBS Proceeding (pdf).