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) and Shure Incorporated. NWCC agreed with NAB that the FCC should conduct further analysis before adopting new rules and suggested that just such a study was in fact filed by NWCC when it submitted its original Petition for Rulemaking.  Responding to Shure’s concerns about the potential for increased interference to wireless microphones, NWCC reminded Shure that its customers operate in the T-Band on a secondary basis, which means they have no recourse if they receive interference and must cease operations if they cause interference.

Author: Andrea Cumpston

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