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FCC Releases New NPRM

On March 8, the FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on certain proposals to implement provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 governing deployment of a nationwide public safety broadband network in the 700 MHz band. (Dkt No.  06-229 06-150 12-94 ). The NPRM seeks comment in three areas: First, “we address technical service rules for the new public safety broadband network to be established pursuant to the Public Safety Spectrum Act. We next seek comment on the exercise of the Commission’s statutory responsibilities as they relate to oversight of FirstNet’s operations. Finally, we ask how to address different classes of incumbents now occupying portions of the spectrum licensed to FirstNet.”

A copy of the NPRM is can be found HERE.

Comments are due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register; reply comments are due 45 days after publication.