The Department of Education is pushing back on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that might impact educational use of EBS and open the spectrum to greater commercial use.
The FCC recently announced the EBS Notice of Proposed Rule Making is not scheduled on the agenda of their June meeting.
Daily Journal (Fergus, MN) Article on Connecting Broadband with EBS
Numerous EBS licensees comprising of educational organizations nationwide, utilize the mobile hot spots to provide educational services, programming and broadband access.
Two groups representing the interests of Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licensees today expressed their concern about misperceptions concerning EBS.
Travis Allen, CEO of the iSchool Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 NEBSA Annual Conference.
NPRM on Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band - Reply Comments Submitted to FCC
NPRM on Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band - Reply Comments Due September 7th
NEBSA Files NPRM Comments
The FCC released an Order granting an extension of 30 days to the comment and reply deadlines for the EBS NPRM. Interested parties now have until August 8th to file comments and September 7 for replies.
What Licensees Need To Know - NEBSA Webinar June 20, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. (Eastern). Attend this NEBSA Regulatory Update to learn more about the FCC's recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
NEBSA members should be aware that significant action impacting EBS has been proposed by the FCC. EBS licensees and interested organizations are encouraged to share comments and feedback throughout the process.
Sprint and T-Mobile have announced a merger agreement that would combine the nation's third and fourth-largest wireless companies.
NEBSA is following the developments at the FCC regarding the 2.5 GHz EBS Spectrum. News, information, and a draft of the proposed NPRM are available on the "NPRM Info" page or by clicking the button below. Check back regularly for updated information.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the "on again, off again" merger talk is back on between Sprint and T-Mobile.
NEBSA 2018 conference attendees were provided timely updates on FCC developments related to EBS and potential future actions. A number of regulatory issues were discussed and EBS specific information provided.
FCC Chairman Pai addresses the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona regarding the future of 5G. "The market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment in the wireless sector."
Jaime Casap, Chief Educational Evangelist at Google will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Annual NEBSA Conference.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shared with fellow commissioners an order to promote high speed broadband in rural areas. If adopted, the order could provide $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers.
Join us for the 'Washington Update' at the 2018 NEBSA Annual Conference in San Antonio. Early Bird registration is available through January 20th, 2017.