FCC ‘clarifies’ its Sept. 6 comment request in 800 MHz interference proceeding to include responses to all reply comments
Responding to inquiries from what it said were “interested parties,” the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau issued a second public notice yesterday concerning the so-called Consensus Plan contained in a reply comment submitted by signatories that call themselves the Private Wireless Coalition. The coalition’s reply comment involves the FCC’s 800 MHz public safety radio interference proceeding, WT Docket No. 02-55.
A public notice the bureau issued on Sept. 6 invited comment on the coalition’s spectrum reallocation plan. On Sept. 16, four commercial mobile radio service licensees asked the FCC to expand the scope of the inquiry represented by its Sept. 6 public notice to include a rebanding plan contained in a reply comment submitted by Motorola and any other “credible” solution contained in the reply comments.
In yesterday’s public notice, the bureau said that comments filed in response to the Sept. 6 public notice could address other band plans or proposals besides the coalition’s plan advanced in the reply comments.
“We clarify that all such comments are welcome and further our efforts to develop a complete record in this proceeding consistent with the comment period established in the Sept. 6 public notice,” the bureau said.
News stories covering some of the reply comments can be found on this Web site in the special report, “800 MHz Interference to Public Safety.”
All proposals advanced or referenced in the reply comments may be reviewed using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System . Access the main FCC web page at www.fcc.gov. From the menu at the top of the screen, select “Search.” On the search page, scroll down and select “Search for Filed Comments – ECFS.” On the “Search for Filed Comments” screen, enter “02-55” in the “Proceeding” box and select “RC” in the “Document Type” box. Scroll down and click on the “Retrieve Document List” button. Access individual reply comments by clicking “view” for each desired reply comment.
The FCC has set a Sept. 23 deadline for submitting comments in response to its Sept. 6 public notice.
Comments may be filed using the ECFS, by e-mail or by sending paper copies.