On September 7, APCO joined several organizations in opposing a request by Extreme Networks to waive certain protections for 6 GHz licensees.
On September 6, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced that the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) will now accept applications for temporary fixed stations operating in the 6 GHz band.
APCO and other organizations representing users of the 6 GHz band met with FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s office to discuss actions the FCC should take to ensure public safety agencies and other users of the 6 GHz band are protected from interference from unlicensed devices.
The following is a list of APCO’s regulatory priorities for the coming year. As a general matter, APCO’s advocacy is driven by the best interests of our public safety members. That means we’re often arguing for a regulatory approach that: avoids shifting costs from service providers to ECCs; ensures that information being delivered to ECCs will best serve the operational needs of 9-1-1 professionals; and when it comes to spectrum, protects public safety users from interference and new costs.