FCC seeks guidance on signal boosters
June 24 is the deadline for comments on the FCC’s regulatory proceeding in which it seeks comments and suggestions on how best to permit greater use of signal boosters to improve wireless coverage for consumers, businesses and public-safety entities.
The FCC originally sought comments in January, noting that “although signal boosters hold great promise” for improving coverage, improperly designed or malfunctioning boosters can interfere with networks, including emergency calls. Perhaps fearing that there may be greater instances of interference, the FCC also asked whether it would be a good idea to have a clearinghouse where signal booster deployments may be recorded. FCC Public Notice FCC WT Docket No. 10-4