OEC Outreach Clips: FCC slowdown could leave 900 MHz proceeding in limbo until next year, Source Urgent Communications

It is unclear whether a request from Republicans that the FCC not tackle controversial subjects until the administration led by President-elect Donald Trump takes office will prevent the agency from taking action on the 900 MHz private broadband proposal, but it is a possibility, according to an official with the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA).  In the wake of Trump’s victory, Republican lawmaker asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to remove controversial items from the FCC’s agenda for its November meeting. At the urging of Republican FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, only one item remained on the agenda for the meeting. In a press conference after the meeting, Wheeler expressed hope that commissioners could agree to take some substantive actions, but the tentative agenda for the December FCC meeting—the commission’s final meeting before Trump’s inauguration in January—includes only two items for consideration. FCC slowdown could leave 900 MHz proceeding in limbo until next year