The FCC hosted a recent workshop on the EBS Tribal Window in Washington, D.C.. Chairman Pai welcomed the attendees and addressed FCC efforts on EBS and potential impact for Native Americans.
The new Fund will provide up to $20.4 billion over the next decade to support the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in those parts of rural America that currently lack fixed broadband service that meets the Commission's baseline speed standards.
Pai told the Citizens Broadband Radio Service Alliance. Analysis of a recent Office of Economics and Analytics auction report indicates the start of the 2.5 GHz auction cold occur before Sept. 30.
The FCC has published the EBS Report and Order in the Federal Register. The document states that the effective date of the rules governing EBS generally will be April 27, 2020. The rules governing the Tribal filing window will be effective November 25, 2019.
Remarks of Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai at National Tribal Broadband Summit in Washington, DC on September 23, 2019
Program Targets Areas With At Least 4 Million Rural Homes, Small Businesses That Lack Modern Broadband Service
NEBSA is pleased to announce that, on Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 PM (ET), it will present a webinar to help explain the FCC’s decision that will make substantial changes to the rules governing the EBS band.
The FCC has just posted a “draft” decision in the rulemaking on EBS, and it expects to adopt the decision during its monthly meeting on July 10, 2019.
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.