The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology solicited comment June 22 on petitions for rulemaking filed by CTIA and T-Mobile US, Inc., seeking changes to the agency’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service rules (TR Daily, June 19 and June 20). Comments are due July 24 and replies Aug. 8 in GN docket 12-354 and Rulemakings 11788 and 11789. A public notice also invited comments on several ex parte filings that were submitted in the docket.
In a related development, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly told reporters during a news conference after today’s meeting that his goal is to provide recommendations “as soon as possible,” hopefully by this fall, to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for changes in the 3.5 gigahertz band rules. “I’d like to wrap the whole thing up by the end of the year,” said Mr. O’Rielly, who has been tasked by Mr. Pai with exploring changes in the rules for the band. He also reiterated his support for modifications to the priority access license (PAL) rules.