• Draft 2.5 GHz NPRM
  • May 4, 2018 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The Commission’s tentative agenda for the May 10 Open Meeting includes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the 2.5 GHz band. The Commission released draft text of the Transforming the 2.5 GHz NPRM. Currently, significant portions of the band are unused in nearly half of the US, including the Gulf of Mexico. The NPRM proposed changes to service areas and additional flexibility to Educational Broadband Spectrum (EBS) licenses. It then proposes three filing windows, giving priority to existing licensees. After the three filing windows close, the NPRM proposes making remaining spectrum available through competitive bidding.