Last month, APCO International submitted a report to the FCC urging frequency coordination procedures be adopted for the 4.9 GHz band.  The band currently is available to public safety entities under certain circumstances.  APCO argued that adopting frequency coordination procedures would increase the extent to which it can be used by public safety entities.  The report indicated that the public safety community is reluctant to invest in the 4.9 GHz band because the Commission’s current jurisdictional licensing model is “too similar to an unlicensed structure.”  The Commission is expected to issue a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking later this year proposing to allow electric utilities, oil and gas companies and other critical infrastructure companies to share the 4.9 GHz band on a co-primary basis with public safety.  (Vol. XII, Issue 38).