FCC Daily Digest, February 23, 2015

1) FCC denies Petition for Reconsideration by the Conley Group, Inc., a private security firm and consultant.  The Conley Group, Inc. had sought a license for five VHF interoperability channels that would cover the state of Iowa.  The Conley Group, Inc. already holds a sharing agreement on 800 MHz interop channels with Iowa DPS, but Iowa DPS remains the licensee.  FCC indicated the Petition for Reconsideration provided no new information why a license for public safety frequencies should be granted to a private security business.   The FCC decision also provides additional details concerning the rationale for its decision.

2) FCC and FDA will hold joint workshop on Wireless Medical Device Test Beds on Tuesday March 31 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.  The workshop is open to the public and FCC encourages those who want to attend to  register.  See attached Public Notice for more information.