News and information related to the UHF spectrum used by public-safety agencies in 13 metropolitan areas that must be vacated within a decade, as mandated by the federal legislation that created the nationwide broadband communications network for first responders.

  • Oct 9, 2015
    Urgent Communications

    EWA: Mark Crosby talks about summit, need for licensees to use limited spectrum wisely

    Mark Crosby, president and CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), speaks about EWA's efforts to educate wireless dealers about managing the limited spectrum available and his organization's role as a spectrum coordinator. He also speaks about the Wireless Leadership Summit providing an education source for wireless owners on how to adapt in the growing culture of wireless dealer consolidation....More
  • Oct 1, 2014

    Unfinished Business

    There are some very critical spectrum and regulatory developments today that deserve front-page coverage in wireless news reports. These stories include how best to implement net neutrality, how and when incentive auctions are to be conducted in portions of the broadcast spectrum, FirstNet’s efforts to commence a national broadband network dedicated to mission critical requirements, the FCC expanding its mission to include cyber security, and, how best to provide commercial access to Federal Government bands, to name just a few. Lest we forget, however, as we approach the end of 2014, there are a host of other regulatory and spectrum matters that are nevertheless critical to private land mobile interests....More
  • Mar 21, 2013

    Congress needs to drop T-Band mandate 6

    Based on NPSTC's recent report, Congress should remove the mandate that public-safety entities clear the T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz)....More

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