LMCC Changes Name to the National Wireless Communications Council
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 as “T-Band” and the reassignment of TV channels 70-83, spectrum that today is utilized for the 800/900 MHz B/ILT and SMR, as well as cellular services. Today, under the auspices of the National Wireless Communications Council, the organization will continue its long history of advocacy for its membership in critical telecommunication issues.
David Smith, NWCC President noted that ”fifty years ago ‘land mobile’ best represented the state of the wireless world, but not so much today. The name change will better position the NWCC before the Commission and the wireless industry as it pursues meaningful national wireless communication policies for its unique membership of trade associations that represent business industrial, public safety and equipment manufacturers.”