Last February we reported on the Commission’s adoption of new rules embracing a specific broadband technology, Long Term Evolution (LTE), for public safety broadband networks. With the publication of those rules in the Federal Register, they have become effective (with one minor exception) as of August 18, 2011. The one exception? That would be Section 90.1407(f), which requires public safety broadband network operators to submit a certificate of compliance prior to deployment of any Radio Access Equipment. Since that requirement constitutes an “information collection”, it has to be run through the Paperwork Reduction Act drill (i.e., review and approval by the Office of Management and Budget) before it can become effective. We’ll let you know when that happens.