Public notice lays out ideas based on industry responses so far.
We reported a year ago on the FCC’s novel proposals for spectrum management in the 3550-3650 MHz band.
Following the receipt of comments and a workshop, the FCC is rethinking the details. Its evolving ideas, on which the FCC requests comment, are set out in a public notice.
Ordinarily at this point in a blog piece, we would summarize the public notice. Not this time. It runs to 18 single-spaced pages and is dense with information; an accurate summary would be almost as long as the document itself. We recommend that interested persons consult the public notice directly.
This is not the last word. The FCC has signaled that the next stage will be a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, before it proceeds to adopt rules. Usually, this sequence means the FNPRM will be largely a formality, setting out whatever rules the FCC expects to adopt. Those who want to affect the course of the proceeding should consider submitting their views in response to the public notice.
Comments are due by December 5, 2013 and reply comments by December 20. File in GN Docket No. 12-354.