FCC and NTIA Leaders Hold Inaugural Monthly Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alan Davidson met on March 29 to discuss spectrum policy efforts, the first monthly FCC/NTIA coordination meeting since the leaders launched their Spectrum Coordination Initiative. The leaders also announced that they have launched a joint task force which met this week to begin discussing the details of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agencies. Under the agencies’ new Spectrum Coordination Initiative, the FCC and NTIA are committed to updating the existing MOU for the first time in nearly twenty years to address gaps in government coordination and to better reflect today’s spectrum opportunities and challenges. Among the topics discussed in the meeting were the national spectrum strategy, mid-band and millimeter wave spectrum to support next-generation commercial networks, and the FCC’s upcoming receiver standards Notice of Inquiry. This bilateral task force met by teleconference this week to begin working to develop recommendations for the Chairwoman and Assistant Secretary on revisions to the FCC-NTIA Memorandum of Understanding.

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