LMCC Action on 800 MHz Expansion/Guard Band Spectrum

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(Herdon, VA) The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submitted an ex parte filing subsequent to a February meeting with the FCC in which “the attendees discussed the FCC rules and proposed frequency coordination procedures applicable to the future filing of applications for 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum made available as a result of the 800 MHz rebanding proceeding, including a draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) developed by the LMCC to avoid instances of mutual exclusivity in the filing of such applications.”

Because of FCC staff concerns expressed at that meeting about the conformance of the draft MOA with certain FCC rules governing this spectrum, the LMCC attendees decided to seek LMCC membership agreement to submit a Petition for Rulemaking in this matter. The proposed Petition would promote prompt and intensive use of these frequencies by limiting eligibility for EB and GB spectrum to incumbent 800 MHz licensees seeking to expand existing system capacity or coverage at least for some period of time. An advocacy ballot is currently on circulation among the LMCC membership.

The LMCC is a nonprofit association of nineteen organizations that represent the wireless communications interests of public safety, critical infrastructure, business, industrial, transportation, private and common carriers, and manufacturers of wireless communications equipment.

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