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FCC Declines to Stay Rules on Use of Unlicensed Devices at 6 GHz

This is an update on the FCC’s recent proceeding (ET Docket No. 18-295) to allow the deployment of new unlicensed transmitting devices, most likely for use as Wi-Fi devices, in the 5925-7125 MHz (“6 GHz”) band. The rules allowing unlicensed devices at 6 GHz became effective on July 27, 2020, […]

Petition Seeks to Relieve FCC Licensees, Including Enterprise Users, of Big Headaches from Minor Ownership Changes

Many enterprise users of licensed radio spectrum overlook the requirement to seek prior approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when they undergo a change in corporate form or ownership structure that causes what is called a “pro forma assignment of license” or “pro forma transfer of control.” A pro forma transaction is one […]


Think about time-division multiplexing, once the bedrock for most networking, as something else entirely now! Know anyone still using Windows 7 at the beginning of 2020? If so, you probably couldn’t find a better example of what software “end of support” means. Technology innovation relentlessly produces better, faster, and cheaper […]

Bulletin for Clients Who Do Business with the Federal Government

One More Thing to Worry About: Your Use of Banned Telecom Equipment — As if you don’t already have enough on your mind, we are advising/reminding all clients who are federal government contractors that Congress has prohibited executive agencies from entering into, renewing, or extending contracts with entities that use […]

FCC Delays Auction of Priority Access Licenses at 3.5 GHz

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has pushed out the deadlines associated with its upcoming auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band, part of what the FCC calls the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). As detailed […]