New FCC Rules Permit States to Lease 4.9 GHz Band Spectrum

Posted by CommLaw | Oct 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission on September 30, 2020 adopted new rules permitting states to lease spectrum in the 4.9 GHz (4940-4990 MHz) band. Under the new rules, states may determine the highest and best use for the band, and thus may continue to use the spectrum for their own public safety network operations; may enter into commercial arrangements for deployment of public-safety communications services; may lease spectrum to a commercial provider for deployment of mobile or fixed wireless Internet service, private land mobile radio service or critical infrastructure connectivity; or a combination of any of these or other arrangements allowed by FCC rules.

FCC Sets Comment Dates for Open Internet Remand Issues

Posted by Ash Johnston | Feb 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The FCC is asking for public comment on issues remanded last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Mozilla Corp. v. FCC, which vacated the FCC's 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIF Order) to the extent the FCC expressly preempted state or local requireme...