APCO Joins With Other Organizations to Urge the FCC Not to Expand Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band

On February 22, APCO filed joint comments with other public safety and critical infrastructure stakeholders to respond to the FCC’s Public Notice seeking comment on further expanding unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band. As background, last year the FCC adopted rules to permit hundreds of millions of new unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz band, which is heavily used by public safety agencies across the country. The joint comments reiterated that the new rules present a significant risk of harmful interference and advised the FCC against further expanding unlicensed use.