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.


May 16, 2018
FCC Record of Public Filings Regarding EBS NPRM

FCC record of filings for the "Transforming the 2.5GHz Band" Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WC Docket No. 17-108.

May 10, 2018
FCC 18-59 - EBS Notice of Proposed Rule Making

FCC 18-59 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band

May 10, 2018
FCC Adopts EBS NPRM at Open Meeting

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.

May 7, 2018
FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting on Transforming EBS

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. 

April 26, 2018
Analyzing the Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Details

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.

April 19, 2018
FCC CIRC1805-02 - Draft EBS Notice of Proposed Rule Making

FCC CIRC1805-02 - Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band
Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 

April 19, 2018
EBS Spectrum on the Agenda for May 10th FCC Meeting

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.

March 15, 2018
NEBSA 2018 Conference Attendees Updated on Possible FCC NPRM

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.