FCC Requires 800 MHz Rebanding Reports

The Policy and Licensing Division of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today directed Maricopa County, Ariz., to file weekly reports on 800 megahertz rebanding while declining Sprint Corp.’s request that the agency modify a frequency reconfiguration agreement (FRA) between the county and Sprint. “We decline to reform the parties’ FRA for the reasons cited supra. Based on the record, however, we believe that rebanding of Maricopa’s system will be facilitated by closer Bureau oversight,” the division said in the order in WT docket 02-55. “To that end, Maricopa shall file the weekly reports described supra beginning on May 23, 2016. The reports may be discontinued on completion of rebanding. We will carefully monitor progress of the County’s rebanding, including whether needed information is promptly exchanged between the parties and whether work stoppages have occurred without adequate justification.”

Courtesy TRDaily