• In December 2012, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to make 100 MHz of spectrum available for shared small cell use in the 3550-3650 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology will host a workshop on March 13, 2013, to explore proposals raised in the NPRM, including the use of a database and dynamic spectrum sharing technologies that could be utilized to manage access. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am Eastern. To read the Public Notice, click here.
  • Comments on the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Text-to-911 services are due as follows: Reply Comments regarding the proposed rule that providers must send an automated message if text-to-911 is not supported are due February 8, 2013. Comments for all other aspects of the rulemaking are due March 11, 2013, with Reply Comments due April 9, 2013. The Federal Register notice is available here.