• FCC Rejects IMSA Part 90 Proposal
  • August 3, 2017 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, and Office of Engineering and Technology issued an Order denying a Waiver Request filed by the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) asking the Commission to waive section 90.203(j)(4)-(5) of the Commission’s rules. The rule requires Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) to operate 6.25 kilohertz channels or with equivalent efficiency. The rule went into effect at the start of 2015, and IMSA filed the waiver request mid-2016. IMSA argued that the requirement would raise costs and reduce deployment, and requested that implementation of the rule be delayed until 2020. The Commission disagreed and denied the waiver. For more information, please contact Greg Kunkle ([email protected]; 202.434.4178).