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4.9 GHz

The 4.9 GHz band is used by public safety to support localized, bandwidth-intensive applications for mission-critical uses. Eligibility to use the 4.9 GHz band is limited to public safety entities and communications on the band must relate to the protection of life, health, or property. In recent years, the Federal Communications Commission conducted a rulemaking proceeding to propose action to promote more flexible and intensive use of the 4.9 GHz band.

Below are materials to help you learn about the Commission’s proceedings and APCO’s efforts to preserve the 4.9 GHz band for public safety.

October 2, 2020 FCC Sixth Report and Order and Seventh Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
September 30, 2020 Public Safety Organizations Press Release on 4.9 GHz Rules
September 21, 2020 Public Safety Organizations Joint Letter on 4.9 GHz Rules
September 4, 2018 APCO Ex Parte: Office of Commissioner Carr
August 23, 2018 APCO Ex Parte: Office of Commissioner Rosenworcel
August 16, 2018 APCO Ex Parte: Chairman Pai’s Office and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
July 6, 2018 APCO Comments on Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
March 22, 2018 FCC Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
June 1, 2016 APCO Letter Responding to Federated Wireless
September 28, 2015 APCO Letter on the 4.9 GHz Task Force Report
September 28, 2015 4.9 GHz Task Force Report
May 20, 2015 APCO Ex Parte: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
November 22, 2013 APCO Comments on NPSTC 4.9 GHz Report
October 24, 2013 NPSTC’s 4.9 GHz National Plan Recommendations
April 18, 2013 FCC Fifth Report and Order
October 31, 2012 APCO Comments: Fifth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
June 13, 2012 FCC Fourth Report and Order and Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking