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CTIA Files Ex Parte Letter to FCC

Wed, 06/11/2008 - 9:05am
CTIA has filed an ex parte letter with the FCC detailing its concerns with proposed service and technical rules for AWS spectrum bands. The FCC has scheduled a June 12 vote to adopt service and technical rules for 35 to 40 MHz of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum in the 2 GHz band; the H Block 1915 to 1920 MHz and 1995 to 2000 MHz; and the AWS-3 spectrum 2155 to 2180 MHz.

The proposal for both blocks will cause interference into existing adjacent commercial mobile spectrum bands crucial for the deployment of mobile wireless broadband. Further, the proposal for the AWS-3 spectrum is distinctly tailored to advance the particular business model of one company — a business model with a history of failure — and in effect imposes a government subsidy for free broadband.

In its letter, CTIA urges the Commission to take additional time to craft technical and service rules that will protect adjacent AWS-1 and PCS licensees and the millions of wireless subscribers who rely on their service.

To obtain a copy of the letter, go to files.ctia.org/pdf/080605_AWS_Ex_Parte.pdf, or email Joe Farren with any questions, jfarren@ctia.org or call 202-736-3240.

www.ctia.org 202-736-3207

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