Last week, FCC staff at the UTC Critical Infrastructure Industries (CII) Policy Summit indicated that a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the 4.9 GHz band proceeding is expected before the end of 2015.  This follows the Commission’s June 2012 Fourth Report and Order and Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  In response to that Notice, the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council recommended a plan by which electric utilities, oil and gas companies and other CII companies be eligible to share the 4.9 GHz band on a co-primary basis with public safety (originally reported in our October 2013 Alert).