The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding the 2.5 Ghz (EBS) spectrum is forthcoming. Refer to this page often for updates and other information related to the upcoming NPRM and its impact on the EBS community.
FCC record of filings for the "Transforming the 2.5GHz Band" Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WC Docket No. 17-108.
FCC 18-59 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at their May, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, unanimously adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing rule changes to promote more efficient and effective use of 2.5 GHz spectrum.
The Federal Communications Commission has scheduled Thursday, May 10 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT to hold an Open Meeting on Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band. The FCC will be streaming the meeting live.
The FCC has released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in a proceeding titled “Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band” (WT Docket No. 18-120), with the intention of officially initiating the rule making proceeding at its open meeting scheduled for May 10, 2018. The draft NPRM proposes changes to the rules relating to existing Educational Broadband Service (EBS) stations, as well as new rules to govern the licensing of currently vacant EBS spectrum across the country.
FCC CIRC1805-02 - Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band
Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
FCC Chairman Pai announces a May 10th meeting to vote on a proposal allowing more efficient and effective use of the 2.5GHz EBS band. Currently almost half the EBS spectrum is unlicensed, mostly in rural areas.
NEBSA 2018 conference attendees were provided insight and information through Washington based experts representing EBS licensees and wireless operators. A focus on regulatory and legislative matters impacting EBS licensees along with the anticipated FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) were reviewed.