The Federal Communications Commission on April 23 approved a Report and Order that allows unlicensed use of the 6 gigahertz (GHz) microwave band for wireless communications and devices, a move that many industry groups have warned could endanger the operation of critical infrastructure and harm public safety.
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The Federal Communications Commission should only allow unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz spectrum band if the Commission adopts more stringent interference protections for co-channel and adjacent channel microwave systems, said a cross-section of public safety and critical infrastructure industries.
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The American Public Power Association and several other groups are urging the DOE to hold a meeting on a Federal Communications Commission proposal to open the 6 GHz band to unlicensed use, which could lead to significant reliability concerns for the U.S. energy and water sectors.
The American Public Power Association and several other trade groups are voicing concerns over a Federal Communications Commission proposal to open the 6 GHz spectrum band to unlicensed use, saying that they have significant concerns that the proposal could threaten the integrity of their mission-critical communications networks.
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced legislation that would, among other things, overturn a Federal Communications Commission order that attempts to regulate public power pole attachments despite the clear public power exemption from federal pole attachment regulation set forth in the Communications Act.
A recent declaratory ruling and order issued by the Federal Communications Commission that the FCC said could help to remove regulatory barriers that inhibit the deployment of infrastructure necessary for 5G and other advanced wireless services may also result in FCC pole attachment oversight and regulation of public power utilities.
The American Public Power Association is voicing opposition to legislation that would effectively repeal the public power exemption from Federal Communications Commission pole attachment regulations.