FCC Seeks Comment Pursuant to Spectrum Pipeline Act

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules for the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band), opening the path to new commercial wireless use of this band. Now the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology of the Federal Communications Commission seek comment on the results of those rule changes, as directed by Congress in the Spectrum Pipeline Act. The FCC is required to give notice and provide an opportunity for public comment before submitting to Congress no later than November 2, 2018 a report containing:

  1. an analysis of the results of the 2015 rule changes relating to the frequencies between 3550 megahertz and 3650 megahertz; and 
  2. an analysis of proposals to promote and identify additional spectrum bands that can be shared between incumbent uses and new licensed and unlicensed services under such rules and identification of at least 1 gigahertz between 6 GHz and 57 GHz for such use.

GN Docket Nos. 14-177, 15-319, 17-183, and 17-258

Comments Due: September 11, 2018

Reply Comments Due: September 26, 2018

FCC Seeks Comment Pursuant to Spectrum Pipeline Act