FCC Daily Digest, August 26, 2016

800 MHz application freeze along U.S./Mexican border extended to February 1, 2017:Released:  08/26/2016.  PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU EXTENDS 800 MHZ APPLICATION FREEZE ALONG BORDER WITH MEXICO. (DA No.  16-978). (Dkt No 02-55 ).  PSHSB . Contact:  Brian Marenco at (202) 418-0838, email: Brian.Marenco@fcc.gov https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-978A1.doc; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-16-978A1.pdf

FCC sets August 31, 2017, as the deadline for narrowband 700 MHz operations to vacate the 700 MHz broadband spectrum licensed to FirstNet, absent FirstNet’s express consent for a licensee to remain longer.  FirstNet recently provided grants totaling 26.8M to incumbents to support the relocations. In the same decision, FCC also declines to set specific buildout requirements for FirstNet as it implements the NPSBN. In a companion NPRM, FCC proposes the procedures for FCC review of opt-out requests.  Comments are due 30 days after publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register.  

PROCEDURES FOR COMMISSION REVIEW OF STATE OPT-OUT REQUESTS FROM THE FIRSTNET RADIO ACCESS NETWORK, ET AL.   Addresses the 700 MHz spectrum licensed to the First Responder Network Authority. (Dkt No.  16-269 06-229 12-94 06-150 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  08/24/2016 by R&O/NPRM. (FCC No. 16-117).  PSHSB  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-117A1.doc; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-117A2.docx; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-117A1.pdf; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-117A2.pdf