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NWCC Responds to NAB’s Concerns of Greater Interference

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In a letter filed May 10, 2022, the National Wireless Communications Council (NWCC) responded to a suggestion from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) take no further action on NWCC’s Petition for Rulemaking for fear of increasing the potential for interference in 470-512 MHz (T-Band), which is shared by television broadcasters and land mobile radio systems in certain markets in the United States. The…

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National Wireless Communications Council Elects 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors and Officers

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During its 2022 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Thursday, April 14, the membership of the National Wireless Communications Council (NWCC) elected the following as members of its Board of Directors for its 2022 – 2023 fiscal year: Officers President – David Smith (Forest Industries Telecommunications) Vice President – Chief Doug Aiken (International Association of Fire Chiefs) Secretary/Treasurer – Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance) At-Large Members of the Board of…

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NWCC Urges NPRM to Update Interference Rules in the T-Band

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The National Wireless Communications Council (NWCC, formerly the Land Mobile Communications Council), again urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would update the rules governing the analytical protocols used to determine the potential for interference between land mobile licensees and digital television stations operating in the T-Band (470-512 MHz). NWCC also responded to Reply Comments filed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)…

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LMCC Changes Name to the National Wireless Communications Council

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After fifty years, the membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council unanimously agreed to change the organization’s name to the “National Wireless Communications Council” (NWCC) to better reflect the association’s purpose and advocacy initiatives conducted on behalf of its membership and member constituencies. The LMCC played an active role in FCC Docket Nos. 18261 and 18262 in the early 1970s that led to the sharing of broadcast spectrum, today known…

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LMCC Requests FCC to Ensure LPTV Stations Protect Land Mobile

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In a letter filed January 11, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) reminded the Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requests to relocate low-power television (LPTV) stations should comply with FCC rules that protect Part 90 incumbent wireless systems. Recent interference issues involving broadcast and land mobile stations have made LMCC members wary of any proposed changes to LPTV channels and locations, and the LMCC trusts that…

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LMCC Seeks Assistance from the Office of Managing Director

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Managing Director stating that users of the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) “continue to experience slow or non-existent service” and that the unreliability of the ULS impedes the ability of FCC-certified frequency coordinators to serve those that rely upon licensed spectrum in the United States. The LMCC urged the FCC to be more communicative…

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LMCC Requests Filing Extension for Reply Comments on 4.9 GHz Rulemaking

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Today the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a request with the FCC seeking a 30-day extension from December 28, 2021, to January 27, 2022, of the Reply Comment deadline in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 4.9 GHz Eight Notice of Further Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM). The FNPRM asks interested parties to consider multiple approaches for promoting greater public safety use of the band and to comment on a variety of…

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LMCC Seeks T-Band Filing Extension

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In a letter filed December 10, 2021, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to extend until June 30, 2022, the filing window during which incumbents in 470-512 MHz (T-Band) may modify existing systems. In addition, the LMCC asked the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to “confirm that there are no current plans to rescind the Public Notice suspending the…

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LMCC Seeks Correction of Protected TV Stations

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In a letter filed June 30, 2021, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) reminded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that T-Band (470-512 MHz) licenses have waited almost a decade for this spectrum to be made available, and the FCC “undoubtedly can appreciate their frustration at being told their applications cannot be granted because they do not protect TV stations that clearly do not need and are not entitled to protection…

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LMCC Seeks TV Protection Rule Changes

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Herndon, VA — The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has filed a Petition for Rulemaking that would modernize the rules governing protection of television stations by land mobile systems operating in the 470-512 MHz band (T-Band) to reflect a much-changed spectrum environment since 1970 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) first authorized land mobile sharing of television channels 14-20 in a limited number of major markets in the county. While…

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