TITLE

Utilities seek FCC 700 MHz rule changes

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DONNY
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Feb2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the appeal of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its 700 megahertz (MHz) rule. Brett Kilbourne, director of regulatory services and associate counsel for UTC, says that the FCC order that gives priorities to mobile applications over fixed applications is a concern for utilities. Another issue is whether utilities are allowed to use public-safety broadband spectrum in the 700 MHz network. The existing law allocates 10 MHz of broadband spectrum for public safety.
ACCESSION #
58718014

 

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